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...

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...

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...

Risky Business?

In February, Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado, revealed that it told nearly 3,000 former surgery patients that they should get tested for hepatitis...

Barring HCV Treatment

Last fall the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) ended its policy of excluding prisoners from any hepatitis C treatment...

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...

MSF Access Campaign

Without Borders A global campaign for providing low-cost HCV care rolls out by Larry Buhl Last year UNITAID funded two grants to increase access to new treatments...

HCV Care Cascade

LifeGuide Breaking the Bottlenecks A new focus on cascade of care seeks to expand screening & treatment by Larry Buhl Originally coined to describe the continuum of care—and...

Hep A Prevention

LifeGuide Food for Thought Hepatitis A prevention efforts spark controversy by Larry Buhl The hepatitis C virus gets a lot of attention, and rightly so, because it can...

Hep in the News 2016

Quick Shots a round-up of under-reported-related stories from 2016 by Larry Buhl It’s time for a 2016 desk clearing and to report some hepatitis-related stories that fell...

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Meet Clay Brown: Fiction by Christina Renee Milliner

Meet Clay Brown by Christina Renee Milliner “My name is Clay Brown, I’m 19, and I was born with HIV.” Four sets of questioning eyes glared at...

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