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Modern antivirals can cure 95% of people with HCV, lowering the risk of cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure.
HIV, hepatitis C and drug use are more prevalent in prisons. Plus: Watch a harm reduction success story in Moldova’s prison system. [VIDEO]
Russian soldiers with HIV and hepatitis C must wear colored bracelets identifying their status; about 20% of prisoner recruits have HIV.
A new policy will test for hepatitis C and administer treatment regardless of stage of infection.
At least 11 people have died from COVID-19 while in ICE custody, but advocates say that may be an underestimate.
The Pennsylvania law increases penalties for spitting on a police officer and committing actions that could transmit HIV, hep B and more.
His reason: The settlement granting inmates hepatitis C treatment also prevents them from suing the state for any reason.
This means that Tennessee can ration hepatitis C treatment among prisoners living with the life-threatening virus.
Drugmaker AbbVie teams with Michigan’s Department of Corrections and Department of Health and Human Services to launch “We Treat Hep C.”
A settlement reached in a class-action lawsuit ensures inmates in North Carolina prisons get improved hepatitis C care.
Some state Medicaid programs and prison systems still restrict treatment based on substance use or stage of liver disease.
Tight living spaces, lack of protective gear and preexisting health conditions may account for the higher death rate in prisons.
Telemedicine is increasingly in use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This includes New York inmates who are older, sick, pregnant or have serious respiratory conditions or compromised immune systems.
One bill would create 1,000 new residency positions for physicians going into addiction treatment medicine.
Incarcerated individuals have a very high rate of hep C infection, making their time in custody an ideal opportunity for treatment.
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