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Health care facilities serving people who use drugs are well-positioned to initiate hepatitis C testing. But they don’t.
Researchers analyzed data on more than a quarter of a million teens and young adults attending federally qualified health centers.
These two men both recently discovered that they had hepatitis C, each with a different story about their encounters with insurance.
Approximately 15 to 25 percent of people who contract hepatitis C will clear the virus spontaneously. Does this affect treatment decisions?
Hepatitis C exposure can be very distressing. “What if I have it? What will this do to my career, sex life, etc.? Will I die?”
Nearly 3,800 patients at the New Jersey surgery center may have been exposed, though the risk of infection is low.
Health care facilities serving people who use drugs are well-positioned to initiate hepatitis C testing. But ’they don’t.
Doctors are finding ways to diagnose and treat this difficult-to-reach demographic.
This birth cohort accounts for the majority of people living with the virus.
Researchers analyzed data resulting from a uniform hepatitis C testing policy in Washington state’s correctional facilities.
Thus far, no state prison systems have adopted the protocols that advocates are demanding.
Researchers modeled the differences between testing focused on baby boomers versus universal screening.
The tool kit walks health departments through the process of coordinating care step-by-step.
Not all hepatitis C infections become chronic; here is information about the differences.
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