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Reaching these three goals will help New York City eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat.
Now that the dam has broken, it may not be long before additional overdose prevention centers open around the country.
The funding, which also supports harm reduction, arrives from the NY attorney general’s settlements with opioid manufacturers.
Take daily actions to support #NAIRHHA. For example: Advocate for HIV and hepatitis programs to include African dialects.
Just weeks after getting a nose ring, this New York City mom developed a rare hepatitis B infection and needed a liver transplant.
A new Iris House campaign promotes HIV, hep C and STI testing and emphasizes the importance of mental health among young people.
Researchers found that longer usage of injection drugs was positively linked to hep C testing.
Formerly a homeless person who used heroin, she advocated for New Yorkers affected by housing insecurity, drugs, HIV and hepatitis.
New York collaborators will also address the related epidemics of hepatitis C, sexually transmitted infections and opioid use.
Researchers followed people with a drug-injection history who had been cured of hepatitis C and were receiving addiction treatment.
New cases of all three viruses have declined in the city over the past decade.
An analysis of hepatitis B testing among women of childbearing age found a declining national rate but increases in several states.
Researchers analyzed autopsies among people with HIV who died in New York City since 1984.
At press time, more than 700 cases of the highly contagious disease were confirmed in 22 states so far.
The city is recommending that all people experiencing homelessness or using drugs get vaccinated to help prevent an outbreak.
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