• The increased risk among the hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive subgroup noted in a univariate model disappeared upon multivariate analysis. (elsevier.com)
  • The elimination of potentially confounding codiagnoses, such as hepatitis B virus, alcoholism, acute graft failure, and hepatocellular cancer did not alter the findings. (elsevier.com)
  • Michael Houghton is a British scientist, who along with Qui-Lim Choo, George Kuo and Daniel W. Bradley, co-discovered Hepatitis C in 1989. (wikipedia.org)
  • It was at Chiron that Houghton together with colleagues Qui-Lim Choo and George Kuo, and Daniel W. Bradley from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, first discovered Hepatitis C. Houghton was co-author of a series of seminal studies published in 1989 and 1990 that identified hepatitis C antibodies in blood, particularly among patients at higher risk of contracting the disease, including those who had received blood transfusions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hepatitis C is contagious, but it can only be passed to another person by sexual contact or blood contact through a break in the skin or through the mucous membranes. (healthline.com)
  • So in summary, you cannot give hep c to anyone you are not contagious because you do not have hep c only antibodies made by your body. (medhelp.org)
  • Hep c does have different "strains" called genotypes with names like 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b etc I think there are like 16 different genotypes in all. (medhelp.org)
  • The discovery of Hepatitis C led to the rapid development of diagnostic reagents to detect HCV in blood supplies which has reduced the risk of acquiring HCV through blood transfusion from one in three to about one in two million. (wikipedia.org)
  • PCR and bDNA methods are recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as appropriate supplemental testing for the confirmation of anti-HCV antibody. (thefreedictionary.com)