Hepatitis C Overview. The Liver. Largest internal organ Approximately 3 lbs (men) Size of a football 1.5 quarts of blood flow through it every minute. Bile Immune System Chemical Factory- >500 chemical functions. Detoxifies Clotting Factors Hormones. Liver Functions.
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3.9 Million in U.S. infected with HCV *
Chronic – 2.7 Million in U.S.
8,000 to 10,000 in U.S. die of complications from HCV – in 10 years this # will triple
HCV is the leading cause for liver transplants
50-80% of HCV infected become chronicSome Statistics
* Does not include prisoners, homeless
Genotype 1 - 9% SVR
Genotype other than 1 –30% SVRTreatment Medications