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HCV treatment initiation dropped by 31% from March to April 2020 and remained low throughout the year.
People with HIV had fewer cirrhosis-related complications but greater healthcare utilization.
Fatal drug overdoses—mostly due to opioids, but also fentanyl, meth and prescription meds—spiked 28.5% during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The number of people treated for hepatitis C hit a low point during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aimed at reducing the high incidence of HCV infection in black communities by drawing attention to this neglected health disparity
A decriminalization law in Maine allows people to have syringes. It’s an effort to combat rising overdose deaths and hepatitis C cases.
People who received a shortened course of antiviral therapy were less likely to be cured.
The funding, which also supports harm reduction, arrives from the NY attorney general’s settlements with opioid manufacturers.
Timely testing and treatment could improve outcomes for young people who inject drugs.
The Damien Center in Indianapolis adds clean syringes to its harm reduction, HIV and hepatitis C efforts.
Unstable housing is also associated with a higher HIV viral load.
News and tweets from the SYNChronicity 2021 Conference on HIV, hepatitis C, sexually transmitted infections and LGBTQ health
Cirrhosis severity and CD4 cell counts were linked to a greater chance of developing liver cancer.
Donations dropped 70% due to COVID-19, and Americans on HIV treatment today have fewer unused meds, says the nonprofit’s founder.
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.
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