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HIV-positive men who have sex with men have the highest rate of hepatitis C reinfection worldwide.
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Hepatitis C commonly spreads through condomless sex and injection drug use among men who have sex with men.
At My House Clinic, which also offers hep C and COVID-19 services, PRIDE stands for “Promotes Respect Inclusion & Dignity for Everyone.”
Men who have sex with men on PrEP are also diagnosed with hepatitis C at a substantially elevated rate.
The CDC recently expanded its hepatitis A vaccine recommendation and now advises it for all people with HIV older than 12 months.
The CDC calls for everyone to be tested and for all pregnant women to be tested during every pregnancy.
Researchers attribute this dramatic shift to routine testing and access to direct-acting antiviral treatment for hep C.
A recent Japanese study found that this risk reduction was greater than that associated with the hep B vaccine.
Six weeks, compared with the standard 12 weeks, was associated with an unacceptably high rate of viral relapse.
A systematic review of hep C treatment outcomes in this population shows they have high cure rates and relatively low reinfection rates.
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Chemsex typically refers to sex with multiple partners involving recreational drugs including meth, GHB and MDMA.
An epidemic of sexually transmitted hepatitis C among men who have sex with men has emerged.
Opioid use disorder is fueling a rise in youth hepatitis C cases and a stabilization of a long decline in HIV among people who use drugs.
The 2019 Liver Meeting in Boston provided an array of important findings about the treatment and prevention of chronic liver diseases.
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