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Reaching these three goals will help New York City eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat.
Hepatitis of unknown cause (HUC) was the source of an outbreak linked to bottled alkaline water; 21 people got sick and one died.
Older and immunocompromised people and those with underlying health conditions could benefit most from additional shots.
Fatal drug overdoses—mostly due to opioids, including fentanyl, but also meth and cocaine—spiked 28.5% during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The number of people treated for hepatitis C hit a low point during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since 1991, most children have been getting vaccinated against hepatitis B, so most adults under 30 are not at risk for the liver disease.
News and tweets from the SYNChronicity 2021 Conference on HIV, hepatitis C, sexually transmitted infections and LGBTQ health
Recommendation includes people over 65, those with underlying medical conditions and those with occupational risk.
The committee voted against third shot for all adults, however, casting doubts on Biden’s booster plan.
Over 94,000 people died of drug overdoses in the U.S. last year. New York activists urge the new governor to OK overdose prevention centers.
Hep B United works with the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations to promote hepatitis B education, testing and care.
The booster is recommended for organ transplant recipients, people receiving cancer treatment and people with advanced or untreated HIV.
A surge in West Virginia HIV cases linked to injection drug use spurred the CDC to recommend solutions, including hepatitis C testing.
Positive diagnostic tests and drug prescriptions dropped 40% in July 2020 compared with earlier years.
That’s a $267 million increase for HIV efforts from 2021. Plus, Biden’s 2022 budget invests $6.5 billion in health research.
Over 2.3 million people have hep C in the United States. The liver disease can be cured—but first, you must know your status.
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