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Staff at the Australian quarantine hotel wrongly reused blood glucose tests on multiple individuals, but the contamination risk is very low.
Colleen O’Neill will lead the organization’s efforts against HIV, hepatitis C, homelessness and more.
The blood-borne virus, which can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer, remains a major global health threat.
The Arlington location is one of over 35 clinics in the South operated by CAN Community Health.
Formerly a homeless person who used heroin, she advocated for New Yorkers affected by housing insecurity, drugs, HIV and hepatitis.
A recent study in Boston found that only 6% of people at detox centers who tested positive for either virus received follow-up medical care.
A revamped National Harm Reduction Coalition tackles the “racist war on drugs” and advocates for people who use drugs.
Coinfection with all three viruses ramped up mortality risk nine times compared with having none of the viruses.
At My House Clinic, which also offers hep C and COVID-19 services, PRIDE stands for “Promotes Respect Inclusion & Dignity for Everyone.”
Hepatitis A and B can be prevented with vaccines, and hepatitis C can be cured with antiviral treatment.
290 million people have viral hepatitis and don’t know it. Raise awareness with a virtual video relay.
The World Health Organization coordinates efforts to create flu and COVID-19 vaccines and to fight other global health issues.
Sofosbuvir and daclatasvir were linked to faster recovery and improved survival in studies in Iran.
New York collaborators will also address the related epidemics of hepatitis C, sexually transmitted infections and opioid use.
Especially from people who might have been considered a risk for transmitting HIV and hepatitis B and C
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