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#Hepatitis C

# hepatitis-c - Thursday 29 July, 2021

People born between 1965 and 1985 should be tested for Hepatitis C, Hiqa recommends
# Hcv
# Hcv

People born between 1965 and 1985 should be tested for Hepatitis C, Hiqa recommends

Jul 29th 2021, 10:06 AM 133,088 Views 29 Comments

In Ireland, the prevalence of HCV infection is highest amongst those born during this period.

# hepatitis-c - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Over €10 million paid in compensation to Hepatitis and HIV contaminated blood victims last year
# Blood Transfusion
# Blood Transfusion

Over €10 million paid in compensation to Hepatitis and HIV contaminated blood victims last year

Dec 18th 2019, 8:07 AM 6,639 Views 6 Comments

Some €993 million has been paid in compensation since a Tribunal was established in 1995.

# hepatitis-c - Sunday 28 July, 2019

'There's a perception that the treatment for hepatitis C is very bad - that’s gone now'
# World Hepatitis Day
# World Hepatitis Day

'There's a perception that the treatment for hepatitis C is very bad - that’s gone now'

Jul 28th 2019, 7:30 AM 8,941 Views 3 Comments

The new treatment for hepatitis C costs €50,000, but the HSE has negotiated a deal so that it comes for free.

# hepatitis-c - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Woman whose father died from HIV-related illness in 1980s to receive compensation
# PTSD
# PTSD

Woman whose father died from HIV-related illness in 1980s to receive compensation

Aug 9th 2018, 6:19 PM 14,862 Views 0 Comments

A judge has overruled a previous decision by the Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal.

# hepatitis-c - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

The State has paid out over €1 billion in Hepatitis C and HIV compensations
# Tribunal
# Tribunal

The State has paid out over €1 billion in Hepatitis C and HIV compensations

Oct 10th 2017, 6:22 PM 8,605 Views 11 Comments

A State tribunal last year awarded one victim of contaminated blood products €2.96 million.

# hepatitis-c - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Hepatitis C 'effectively eradicated' in haemophilia patients who were given contaminated blood
# Blood
# Blood

Hepatitis C 'effectively eradicated' in haemophilia patients who were given contaminated blood

Dec 22nd 2016, 8:01 AM 7,527 Views 15 Comments

Haemophilia patients were given contaminated blood during the 1970s and 80s.

# hepatitis-c - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Father awarded €110k in damages 22 years after his son died from contaminated blood
# Hepatitis C
# Hepatitis C

Father awarded €110k in damages 22 years after his son died from contaminated blood

Dec 7th 2016, 9:41 PM 16,073 Views 0 Comments

The father’s application to the Hepatitis C Tribunal was refused.

# hepatitis-c - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

HSE to receive €63k from woman who stole money from Hepatitis C support group
# Compensation
# Compensation

HSE to receive €63k from woman who stole money from Hepatitis C support group

Nov 8th 2016, 3:41 PM 11,426 Views 15 Comments

Bernadette Warnock, former director of Positive Action, was jailed for two years today.

# hepatitis-c - Sunday 31 July, 2016

'I lost my partner to it': What it's like to live with Hepatitis C
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I lost my partner to it': What it's like to live with Hepatitis C

Jul 31st 2016, 9:00 PM 1,219 Views 35 Comments

When Emily Reaper was first diagnosed, there was no such thing as Hepatitis C.

# hepatitis-c - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Director who stole €116,000 from Hep C support group says she has 'nothing to show for it'
# Sentencing
# Sentencing

Director who stole €116,000 from Hep C support group says she has 'nothing to show for it'

Mar 19th 2016, 7:30 AM 27,189 Views 23 Comments

Bernadette Warnock has been given the chance to raise compensation – but she still may face jail.

# hepatitis-c - Friday 30 October, 2015

High Court increases compensation to Hepatitis C victim by €70,000
# Courts
# Courts

High Court increases compensation to Hepatitis C victim by €70,000

Oct 30th 2015, 1:17 PM 10,830 Views 64 Comments

The woman in question developed “life destroying” side effects after undergoing treatment to deal with her infection.

# hepatitis-c - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

St James's Hospital to start testing all Emergency Department patients for HIV
# Diagnosis
# Diagnosis

St James's Hospital to start testing all Emergency Department patients for HIV

Jul 28th 2015, 10:10 AM 17,457 Views 19 Comments

It is hoped that as well as detecting new cases, people bring previously diagnosed patients back into care.

# hepatitis-c - Monday 2 March, 2015

'I knew if I went back into that bedroom, I might not come out of it alive'
# Niamh Cosgrave
# Niamh Cosgrave

'I knew if I went back into that bedroom, I might not come out of it alive'

Mar 2nd 2015, 10:00 PM 40,609 Views 17 Comments

Niamh Cosgrave, Hepatitis C campaigner and former politician, has shared her story of a violent attack in her French home.

# hepatitis-c - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Who should investigate the Positive Action controversy? These two TDs can't agree
# Committee Wars
# Committee Wars

Who should investigate the Positive Action controversy? These two TDs can't agree

Oct 28th 2014, 12:45 PM 9,319 Views 29 Comments

Two Oireachtas Committees are at odds over which one should probe spending at the Hepatitis C support group.

# hepatitis-c - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Gardaí investigate support group's spend on gifts, angel healing and dog kennels
# Positive Action
# Positive Action

Gardaí investigate support group's spend on gifts, angel healing and dog kennels

Oct 23rd 2014, 10:45 PM 31,649 Views 104 Comments

Positive Action received €2.3 million in tax payer funding between 2009 and 2013.

# hepatitis-c - Monday 15 September, 2014

"Too many" with haemophilia in Ireland have died
# Treatments
# Treatments

"Too many" with haemophilia in Ireland have died

Sep 15th 2014, 11:10 PM 9,661 Views 18 Comments

The Irish Haemophilia Society is looking for new therapies to be made available.

# hepatitis-c - Monday 28 July, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Jul 28th 2014, 10:59 PM 14,121 Views 3 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Ivor Callely, MH17′s black boxes and Gaza.

Thousands of Irish could have this 'hidden' disease and not know it
# World Hepatitis Day
# World Hepatitis Day

Thousands of Irish could have this 'hidden' disease and not know it

Jul 28th 2014, 10:45 PM 51,363 Views 16 Comments

Hepatitis C is passed through blood-to-blood contact. Here’s more on this disease:

# hepatitis-c - Monday 3 March, 2014

Column: Attempts to silence survivors of symphysiotomy must be fought
# Medical Scandal
# Medical Scandal

Column: Attempts to silence survivors of symphysiotomy must be fought

Mar 3rd 2014, 1:00 PM 193 Views 5 Comments

Reliance on ex gratia redress schemes should be read against a backdrop of Government reluctance to allow these victims – and others like them – to speak on their own terms about the recent past, writes Máiréad Enright.

# hepatitis-c - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Parents 'gobsmacked' after autistic son pricked by syringe on train
# Drugs
# Drugs

Parents 'gobsmacked' after autistic son pricked by syringe on train

Dec 22nd 2013, 7:45 AM 55,182 Views 126 Comments

The seven-year-old is now getting a course of shots against hepatitis B and C.

# hepatitis-c - Monday 20 August, 2012

Higher rate of infection among homeless 'put overall population at risk'
# Infectious
# Infectious

Higher rate of infection among homeless 'put overall population at risk'

Aug 20th 2012, 6:50 AM 4,170 Views 1 Comment

New data published in The Lancet shows much higher infection rates of TB, HIV and Hepatitis-C among homeless people.

# hepatitis-c - Saturday 19 May, 2012

US government calls for 'baby boomer' hepatitis C testing
# US
# US

US government calls for 'baby boomer' hepatitis C testing

May 19th 2012, 3:21 PM 2,896 Views 0 Comments

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says only a quarter of the generation most likely to be infected has been tested to date.

# hepatitis-c - Friday 18 May, 2012

Health Minister approves new Hepatitis C drugs
# Hep C
# Hep C

Health Minister approves new Hepatitis C drugs

May 18th 2012, 6:30 AM 1,758 Views 1 Comment

Good news for patients who have been pushing for the reimbursement of new and effective treatments.

# hepatitis-c - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Hepatitis C support group pushes for new treatments
# Health
# Health

Hepatitis C support group pushes for new treatments

Mar 7th 2012, 7:00 AM 1,935 Views 5 Comments

A new treatment, proved effective in other countries, is yet to be included in the HSE’s drugs reimbursement list.