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His reason: The settlement granting inmates hepatitis C treatment also prevents them from suing the state for any reason.
About 2.4 million Americans are living with hepatitis C and 862,000 have hep B. Spread the word about this hidden epidemic.
Based on surveys conducted in 2015 and 2018, the number appears to have nearly tripled in San Francisco.
“We’re going to see a surge in cases,” TAG’s Annette Gaudino tells WCNY about New York’s hepatitis C efforts. “We have fallen behi...
After inmates filed a class action lawsuit, Nevada agreed to treat all prisoners living with hepatitis C.
The Haven empowers Black and Latino LGBTQ people by offering HIV and hepatitis C testing, PrEP and more.
Despite new guidelines, too few infants born to mothers with hepatitis C were screened for the virus.
Researchers found that longer usage of injection drugs was positively linked to hep C testing.
Requiring sobriety prior to treatment and curtailing harm reduction hinder efforts to eliminate hep C.
The blood-borne virus, which can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer, remains a major global health threat.
A recent study in Boston found that only 6% of people at detox centers who tested positive for either virus received follow-up medical care.
Researchers found that half of the cases diagnosed through this approach were among people born after 1965.
People in their 20s and 30s now account for more than a third of newly reported chronic hep C.
Updated recommendation includes testing for pregnant women during each pregnancy.
All people ages 18 to 79 should be screened for hepatitis C virus at least once, regardless of risk factors.
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