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A $6.6 million grant aims to integrate services for HIV, hepatitis B and C and substance misuse into primary care clinics across the state.
Areas with lower population density have not seen the same slowdown as urban areas.
Researchers found that longer usage of injection drugs was positively linked to hep C testing.
Requiring sobriety prior to treatment and curtailing harm reduction hinder efforts to eliminate hep C.
People with an opioid use disorder, in particular, had a tenfold higher risk of being diagnosed with COVID-19.
A recent opinion piece in the Columbia Journalism Review argues that the distinction matters.
State officials have issued a public health alert for those experiencing homelessness, addiction and/or substance use disorders.
Alcohol use, smoking and unhealthy diets contribute to mortality risk in HCV-positive patients as much as the virus itself.
Linkage to care is more than giving someone a positive hepatitis C (HCV) test result and sending them on their way.
Promising results in studies are tempered by myriad barriers against successfully treating and curing the disease in real world settings.
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