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Scientists will test community-based approaches to prevent drug overdoses and curb high death rates.
Amid this crisis, state and local government officials have enacted laws and ordinances that make clean syringes harder to get.
Two thirds of people who currently use drugs completed treatment, and most of those were cured.
Many people with HCV are eligible for PrEP, but most are not aware of it and even fewer are using it.
People who recently used drugs were more likely to get HCV again after successful treatment.
Cure rate was three times as high for people who received treatment through a syringe service program.
WHO offers the best ways to prevent, diagnose and treat HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections for five key populations.
Someone dies of an overdose about every 5 minutes, often as a result of fentanyl and meth. Drug use also spurs HIV and hepatitis outbreaks.
AIDS United spearheads the rebranded Harm Reduction Futures Fund to also prevent HIV, viral hepatitis and overdoses.
Plus: A HepVu fellow aims to geographically track hep C rates and overdose deaths and thus identify where risk is the highest.
Pickings for concurrent treatment are slim in Ending the HIV Epidemic rural communities.
Testing advances made during the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to “test and treat” approaches for hepatitis C. But there’s a holdup.
The hepatitis bridge counselor will work in Guilford County and other parts of central North Carolina.
Pairing HCV testing and treatment eliminates the need to navigate the medical system.
Providers will no longer have to file burdensome preauthorization forms to get Virginia Medicaid’s approval for hepatitis C meds.
Fatal drug overdoses—mostly due to opioids, including fentanyl, but also meth and cocaine—spiked 28.5% during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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