Yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the country’s first state-level hepatitis C virus (HCV) elimination strategy. The plan seeks to increase treatment access and expand outreach programs to those most at risk of infection across the state, Healio reports.
The new announcement follows on the heels of the success of New York’s HIV/AIDS Services Administration, which has led the nation in efforts to end that epidemic. Cuomo said by expanding access to affordable housing and curbing the spread of hepatitis C, health officials could further build on that success.
In addition to increasing funding for HCV prevention, testing
In a statement, American Liver Foundation president and CEO Tom Nealon said, “Funding for prevention, testing