Health Talks

Hepatitis: A Brief History

Health Talks

By William Lee, MD

I grew up and completed my training in the Northeast, but I came to Texas in 1990—the dawn of the hepatitis C era. In 1989, the hepatitis C virus was first identified, allowing testing for the first time to identify what had formerly been called the non-A, non-B virus. Over the past two decades at UT Southwestern, I have  been privileged to watch our Center go from the initial naïve efforts in the early 1990s with a 5 percent cure rate, to the current effective treatments that deliver a [...]

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