Hepatitis C Epidemic in Africa

Hepatitis C Epidemic in Africa

The epidemic levels of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevalence in Africa is considered one of the most serious health challenges facing African nations by the World Health Organization (WHO). According to Dr. Peter Beyer, Essential Medicines Advisor at WHO, the greatest challenges to fighting HCV in Africa are drug access and affordability. HCV is four times […]

HIV Risk Due to Tainted Insulin Pens

HIV Risk Due to Tainted Insulin Pens

HIV risk due to tainted insulin pens has a Connecticut hospital issuing a mea culpa, along with a statement advising patients of the possible exposure and recommended testing to rule out disease transmission. The possible exposure occurred at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut over a six-year period. Patients identified for possible risk should be tested […]