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Treatment options like buprenorphine are rendered less effective by the prevalence of fentanyl, xylazine and other synthetic drugs.
At a suggested retail price of $44.99 per pack, affordability can be a barrier to access.
NIH study suggests brain’s salience network is important for understanding substance use disorders.
Initiating HCV treatment during a hospital stay helped more people complete antiviral treatment and achieve a cure.
Offering hepatitis C treatment at the point of diagnosis streamlines care, saving both time and money.
Study findings suggest this circuitry might be targeted in potential therapies for a variety of substance use disorders.
Hepatitis C prevalence was higher among people with unstable housing and those who injected drugs every day.
Modern antivirals can cure 95% of people with HCV, lowering the risk of cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure.
The awards to states and local health departments marked Overdose Awareness Day on August 31.
NIH and CDC study finds telehealth associated with increased likelihood of receiving evidence-based standard of care.
The CDC estimates that 21% of people living with HIV also have hepatitis C virus.
Hepatitis A and B declined in 2021, but new hepatitis C cases have doubled since 2014.
Drug-related mortality, including overdose, was the leading cause of death.
Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania have reported the highest rates of overdose deaths involving xylazine.
Clinical characteristics linked to HCV, including substance use, has also increased over the past 20 years.
The COVID pandemic, workforce shortages, red tape and discrimination have slowed HIV response efforts.
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