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Needle exchanges are being endorsed and legalized in a number of red states.
Traditionally hep C transmits sexually mostly among HIV-positive men who have sex with men.
“This is a step in the right direction, but more work needs to be done.”
Researchers believe that hepatitis C is spreading through sex from the HIV-positive population to those who don’t have HIV.
The city is recommending that all people experiencing homelessness or using drugs get vaccinated to help prevent an outbreak.
But the health secretary does not support safe injection sites.
Although it seems like common sense, one of the first rigorous studies on the subject shows a clear association.
Sparked by outbreaks across the country and a nationwide increase in homelessness, an advisory group has issued an alert.
A speedy overview of the major scientific findings presented at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam (AIDS 2018)
Ramping up screening and treatment for the liver virus could save almost half a billion dollars in health care expenses.
The group focuses on treatment, research, policy and education around HIV and hepatitis C.
Bill de Blasio joins leaders in San Francisco, Philadelphia and Seattle in declaring intent to open safe injection sites.
The Human Rights Campaign aims to expose the vice president’s alarming viewpoints, such as that condoms are “too modern” to fight STDs.
The state is seeking new ways to curb the spread of hepatitis C in the midst of the ongoing opioid crisis.
Several counties have seen HCV rates double, yet advocates say treatment and prevention strategies are still not in place.
The plan aims to increase treatment access and expand outreach programs to those most at risk of infection.
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