Exchange Change

After nearly three decades of entrenched opposition to funding programs that allow drug users to obtain free sterile syringes, the U.S. Congress in January...

Snorting Utensils & Hep C Risk

Last Straw New research shows snorting utensils carry a high risk of transmitting HCV by Larry Buhl The risk of contracting the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and...

The Price of War

Cost of treatment and prevention in the war on viral hepatitis was the overriding theme of the first World Hepatitis Summit, which drew more...

Red State Blues

As A&U reported in the June issue, the rise in HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) diagnoses in Scott County, Indiana, has put the state...

HCV Under the Radar

It’s desk-clearing time for 2015 and time to visit some under-reported hepatitis C-related news. Hep C has been in the news quite a bit...

Affairs of the Heart

It is well known that people with hepatitis C virus (HCV) are at risk for liver damage, but the results of two new studies...

Be About It: Hep B in Asian/Pacific Islander Communities

Talking About It A documentary put human faces on hep B in Asian-American communities by Larry Buhl According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Equal HCV Treatment Benefits

A press conference at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) offered two main takeaways: that the new generation of oral direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) are highly effective and safe, and...

Process of Elimination

As part of a comprehensive project to eliminate hepatitis C (HCV) from the country, Gilead began providing free hep C regimens containing the company’s...

Medicaid HCV Blockade

Denial Many states restrict DAA coverage to the sickest of hep C patients by Larry Buhl When direct-acting antiretrovirals (DAAs) for hepatitis C were new, some private...

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