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From the Department of Veterans Affairs: VA Career Providers Help Cure 100K Veterans of Hepatitis C

Career nurses, pharmacists, physicians and medical professionals establish VA as a global leader in hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) highlighted the role of career VA providers in curing more than 100,000 Veterans of chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Hepatitis C infection can lead to advanced liver disease, liver cancer, and early death but treatment and cure can prevent these tragic outcomes.

In this VA blog, we hear from hepatology pharmacist Long Do and VA nurse Dana Smothers about the commitment to excellence and innovation by career VA providers as they work to eliminate hepatitis C among Veterans.

“VA is so far ahead of private health care systems on hepatitis C treatment and innovation in care delivery, and also in treating advanced liver disease.” –Dana Smothers, Hepatology Nurse Care Coordinator at VA Portland

Read the full blog from the VA here, and visit Mapping Hepatitis Elimination in Action to learn more about hepatitis elimination efforts from the VA and other groups.

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Tagged: Hepatitis C