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Chronic inflammation is associated with numerous harms.
Indianapolis native Matt Heskett beat both opioid addiction and hep C. Now he’s paying his good fortune forward with activism and education.
Researchers analyzed data on more than a quarter of a million teens and young adults attending federally qualified health centers.
Factors associated with missing such initial medical appointments include having a mental health disorder and using drugs.
Baby boomers still make up the largest bloc of those with the virus, but youths’ injection drug use is sending their infection rates upward.
A major mitigating factor may be treating HIV with antiretrovirals.
A recent study in BMJ asks: Why do so many young people have unhealthy drinking habits?
Cure rates were near 100 percent even though the population in the study’s analysis had high rates of other health conditions.
Compared with their HIV-negative peers, HIV-positive individuals have higher rates of treatment for a host of health problems.
Ending the epidemic is going to require addressing the fact that certain individuals are at high risk of reinfection after a cure.
Highlights from HIV and hepatitis C research presented at the 2018 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston
This holds particularly true for young people, who have seen rates for each skyrocket in recent years.
States will be able to more easily design programs to increase access to treatment for substance use disorders.
Study authors say tackling the epidemic in the midst of the U.S. opioid crisis won’t be easy.
Real-world data showed Merck’s hep C regimen performed well among a population with genotypes 1 or 4 and multiple other health conditions.
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