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Hepatitis C

Mobilizing to Reduce Hepatitis C in the Black Community: July 25 Is National African American Hepatitis C Action Day

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 07.22.2014 | Black Voices
C. Virginia Fields

Hepatitis C infection is a major public health concern for people of all races. To help increase Hepatitis C awareness, testing and access to treatment for individuals infected with the virus, we recognize National African American Hepatitis C Action Day (NAAHCAD) on Friday, July 25.

From the Front Line Against HIV: Time to End the Federal Syringe Ban

Christine Rodriguez | Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact
Christine Rodriguez

The ban on federal funds for syringe services programs (SSPs) wrests control from injection drug users -- an abject failure of government to support evidence-based public health, and a rejection of the domestic and global goal of an AIDS-free generation.

To End America's Hepatitis C Epidemic, Bring It Out of the Shadows

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

Just 25 years ago, scientists identified the previously unknown virus that has since killed hundreds of thousands of Americans. It now threatens the health of millions more.

Expensive New Hepatitis C Drug Raises Alarms

Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Fifty
Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D.

This is a joint blog post by Leigh Purvis and Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. Hepatitis C is a serious liver disease that results from infection with the hep...

Lydia O'Connor

San Francisco Crack Pipe Exchange Program Plans Expansion

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco’s brazen crack pipe exchange isn’t going anywhere, its organizers say, even if the city won’t condone -- let alon...

Treating Prisoners Could Eradicate Deadly Disease

Posted 05.19.2014 | Crime

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Man Spits Blood In Officer's Face, Says 'I Have Hep C': Cops

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 04.22.2014 | Crime

An Indiana man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly spit blood into the mouth and face of a police officer and told the officer he had Hepati...

Walking Through Hell

Edie Weinstein | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

The first time I heard the 12 step concept that "Religion is for people who fear Hell, Spirituality is for people who have been there," it resonated ...

Updated Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Released

Dr. Howard K. Koh | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard K. Koh

Today we are pleased to release an updated version of the nation's first comprehensive cross-governmental action plan to combat chronic viral hepatiti...

We Have Consensus Houston!

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

One of the unreported key events in the mainstream media at the recently concluded 57th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna was the coming together of scientists from all over the world.

Standing Strong Together: A Community Conversation on HIV and HCV

Matthew Rose | Posted 04.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Rose

The overlapping nature of these diseases, and the path they take through communities, make it necessary for us to begin to draw these conversations together.

Hepatitis C Doesn't Affect All Latinos Equally, Study Shows

Fox News Latino | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices

A new study shows that within the U.S. Latino community, some are much more likely to be infected than others with the virus that causes Hepatitis C. ...

Raising Hope for Those Living With Hepatitis C

Rebecca Haag | Posted 02.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Haag

Early diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C is critical to ending the epidemic. With sofosbuvir and simeprevir, combined with evidenced-based behavioral health interventions such as needle exchange and peer support we can -- and will -- save lives.

Addict Hospital Worker Stole Drugs, Infected Dozens With Hepatitis C

AP | HOLLY RAMER | Posted 12.03.2013 | Crime

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A traveling medical technician who stole painkillers and infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C throug...

FDA Reviews 2 Promising New Drugs For Hepatitis C

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 12.22.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental hepatitis C drug from Johnson & Johnson appears to be slightly more effective at eliminating th...

The Changing Nature of the Eastern European and Central Asian HIV Epidemic

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

It is vital that we remain positive, even in the face of daunting challenges. This means recognizing progress where it is happening, having faith in the wonderful people of the region, and remaining confident that, if they do what needs to be done, their fight against AIDS can ultimately be won.

Hepatitis C Treatment in Ukraine: A Victory For Patients

Andriy Klepikov | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Andriy Klepikov

Price is a game changer. Just look at the effects caused by the advent of low-cost airlines. Flying has never been cheaper and people who could not afford boarding a plane can now travel to places they had only dreamed of.

Nonprofits Bronx AIDS Services and CitiWide Harm Reduction Merge to Form BOOM!Health

Robert Cordero | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Robert Cordero

The newly merged and rebranded BOOM!Health organization will serve over 8,000 New Yorkers and will become one of the most comprehensive community-based service providers in the United States led by people of color.

Tech Accused Of Infecting Patients With Hepatitis To Plead Guilty

AP | By HOLLY RAMER | Posted 10.12.2013 | Crime

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A traveling hospital technician accused of infecting dozens of patients with hepatitis C through tainted needles told investiga...

Learn From My Friend's Death: Love Your Liver

Cara Joy David | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Cara Joy David

Al said to me that if he survived he wanted to educate people. He wanted people to know the risks associated with hepatitis. He wanted them to know about liver cancer. Five years later, we're still not there.

To End Hepatitis C, Patients Must Come Before Profits

Azzi Momenghalibaf | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Azzi Momenghalibaf

We know that political commitment and community mobilization can make the difference. For those who say that treatment is too complicated or that pharmaceutical companies will always prioritize profit over people, we should say: we've been here before.

Inaugural African American Hepatitis C Action Day: Get Tested, Get Treated and Get the Word Out

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 09.24.2013 | Black Voices
C. Virginia Fields

I believe it's not only a decision, but also a duty. Getting tested and getting treated is making a commitment to your family, friends, other loved ones, and our entire community that Hepatitis C will not destroy us. We have too much to live for and too much work to do.

The War On Drugs Kills: Support, Don't Punish

Sonal Mehta | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Sonal Mehta

Rather than demonizing people who use drugs, we should humanize them. Rather than jailing them, we should get them the treatment they need. Rather than punishing them, we must support them.

Free HIV Tests In One Of New York's Busiest Parks?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.20.2013 | Gay Voices

New Yorkers go to Union Square for various reasons. Whether it be to peruse the farmer's market, doing a little shopping, or just to catch their next ...

Hepatitis C 101: Protecting High-Risk Baby Boomers and Vulnerable Communities From the Silent Epidemic

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
C. Virginia Fields

Advocates, academics, medical professionals, legislators, policy experts, citizens, non-profit organizations, faith-based institutions, and others must work together to highlight and remedy the dire health consequences of Hepatitis C in our communities.