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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.
This finding stresses the need to reduce the risk of sexual transmission of hep C among HIV-positive men who have sex with men.
Health care advocate and aspiring actor Jackie Johnson finds himself in the spotlight after being cured of hepatitis C.
Bill de Blasio joins leaders in San Francisco, Philadelphia and Seattle in declaring intent to open safe injection sites.
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