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A new Iris House campaign promotes HIV, hep C and STI testing and emphasizes the importance of mental health among young people.
The Haven empowers Black and Latino LGBTQ people by offering HIV and hepatitis C testing, PrEP and more.
“There is likely some community transmission going on that we aren’t able to capture as quickly.”
Requiring sobriety prior to treatment and curtailing harm reduction hinder efforts to eliminate hep C.
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.
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.
An analysis of an insurance database found that just half of people newly diagnosed with HIV were tested for hepatitis C within a year.
People in their 20s and 30s now account for more than a third of newly reported chronic hep C.
Updated recommendation includes testing for pregnant women during each pregnancy.
A Canadian hospital lab adapts two Roche diagnostic systems, allowing for over 2,000 COVID-19 tests a day. How many are in the U.S.?
A recent analysis found that health care providers missed opportunities to test 90% of such patients.
All people ages 18 to 79 should be screened for hepatitis C virus at least once, regardless of risk factors.
“Why would you take something that’s out here helping the community? I can’t understand it.”
HCV incidence in a Canadian study was lower than rates seen in some European countries.
Help find the “missing millions” who don’t know they’re living with viral hepatitis.
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