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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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