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Oklahoma ranks third in the nation for hepatitis C deaths. The state also has a high rate of rural HIV transmission.
Pairing HCV testing and treatment eliminates the need to navigate the medical system.
The number of people treated with direct-acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C has steadily declined.
HCV treatment initiation dropped by 31% from March to April 2020 and remained low throughout the year.
The number of people treated for hepatitis C hit a low point during the COVID-19 pandemic.
People who received a shortened course of antiviral therapy were less likely to be cured.
Timely testing and treatment could improve outcomes for young people who inject drugs.
Donations dropped 70% due to COVID-19, and Americans on HIV treatment today have fewer unused meds, says the nonprofit’s founder.
Low-barrier care and access to multiple services in one place can improve outcomes for people experiencing homelessness or unstable housing.
The Epclusa and Mavyret combination pills are now indicated for kids as young as age 3.
2019 HIV cases were the lowest since 1990, and hepatitis B rates also fell, according to a WHO report. But most STIs peaked.
About 2.4 million Americans are living with hepatitis C and 862,000 have hep B. Spread the word about this hidden epidemic.
Some of the federal funds in West Virginia will address the link between opioid misuse and HIV and hepatitis.
Despite limited testing and clinical visits, 95% of the study population was able to achieve a sustained virological response.
Hepatitis A and E usually resolve on their own, but hepatitis B and C can cause serious liver disease, including cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Requiring sobriety prior to treatment and curtailing harm reduction hinder efforts to eliminate hep C.
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