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# Hepatitis C

This year
Hepatitis C home testing kits are now available for free from HSE
People will be able to order the testing kit online at the HSE’s new Hepatitis C online service.
All time
People born between 1965 and 1985 should be tested for Hepatitis C, Hiqa recommends
In Ireland, the prevalence of HCV infection is highest amongst those born during this period.
Over €10 million paid in compensation to Hepatitis and HIV contaminated blood victims last year
Some €993 million has been paid in compensation since a Tribunal was established in 1995.
'There's a perception that the treatment for hepatitis C is very bad - that’s gone now'
The new treatment for hepatitis C costs €50,000, but the HSE has negotiated a deal so that it comes for free.
Woman whose father died from HIV-related illness in 1980s to receive compensation
A judge has overruled a previous decision by the Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal.
The State has paid out over €1 billion in Hepatitis C and HIV compensations
A State tribunal last year awarded one victim of contaminated blood products €2.96 million.
Hepatitis C 'effectively eradicated' in haemophilia patients who were given contaminated blood
Haemophilia patients were given contaminated blood during the 1970s and 80s.
Father awarded €110k in damages 22 years after his son died from contaminated blood
The father’s application to the Hepatitis C Tribunal was refused.
HSE to receive €63k from woman who stole money from Hepatitis C support group
Bernadette Warnock, former director of Positive Action, was jailed for two years today.
'I lost my partner to it': What it's like to live with Hepatitis C
When Emily Reaper was first diagnosed, there was no such thing as Hepatitis C.
Director who stole €116,000 from Hep C support group says she has 'nothing to show for it'
Bernadette Warnock has been given the chance to raise compensation – but she still may face jail.
High Court increases compensation to Hepatitis C victim by €70,000
The woman in question developed “life destroying” side effects after undergoing treatment to deal with her infection.
St James's Hospital to start testing all Emergency Department patients for HIV
It is hoped that as well as detecting new cases, people bring previously diagnosed patients back into care.
'I knew if I went back into that bedroom, I might not come out of it alive'
Niamh Cosgrave, Hepatitis C campaigner and former politician, has shared her story of a violent attack in her French home.
Who should investigate the Positive Action controversy? These two TDs can't agree
Two Oireachtas Committees are at odds over which one should probe spending at the Hepatitis C support group.
Gardaí investigate support group's spend on gifts, angel healing and dog kennels
Positive Action received €2.3 million in tax payer funding between 2009 and 2013.
"Too many" with haemophilia in Ireland have died
The Irish Haemophilia Society is looking for new therapies to be made available.
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
Everyone’s talking about Ivor Callely, MH17′s black boxes and Gaza.
Thousands of Irish could have this 'hidden' disease and not know it
Hepatitis C is passed through blood-to-blood contact. Here’s more on this disease:
Column: Attempts to silence survivors of symphysiotomy must be fought
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.
Parents 'gobsmacked' after autistic son pricked by syringe on train
The seven-year-old is now getting a course of shots against hepatitis B and C.
Higher rate of infection among homeless 'put overall population at risk'
New data published in The Lancet shows much higher infection rates of TB, HIV and Hepatitis-C among homeless people.
US government calls for 'baby boomer' hepatitis C testing
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says only a quarter of the generation most likely to be infected has been tested to date.
Health Minister approves new Hepatitis C drugs
Good news for patients who have been pushing for the reimbursement of new and effective treatments.
Hepatitis C support group pushes for new treatments
A new treatment, proved effective in other countries, is yet to be included in the HSE’s drugs reimbursement list.