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Rebecca Nerenberg, B.A., Managing Editor, _HEPP News_, Michael Wong, M.D., Harvard Medical School

Latest by Rebecca Nerenberg, B.A., Managing Editor, _HEPP News_, Michael Wong, M.D., Harvard Medical School

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Hepatitis C

HCV in Corrections: Frontline or Backwater?

Nationally, hepatitis C virus (HCV) outstrips HIV by about 10 to 1 in sheer numbers of inmates infected. Even so, controversy and confusion surround the management of HCV in correctional settings, while HIV testing and treatment is now relatively rou...

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Incarcerated People

Spotlight: Condoms in Correctional Settings

Wardens turned their eyes and minds west to Los Angeles last month, after hearing that the Los Angeles County Jail (LACJ) began distributing condoms to its self-declared gay inmates (see "Inside News" in this issue). The LACJ is only the seventh faci...

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Treatment of Opportunistic Infections

The following are recommended as standard of care.1, 2

 Preferred TreatmentAlternative TreatmentPneumocystis cariniiTrimethoprim (TMP) 15 mg/kg/day + sulfamethoxazole (SMX)75 mg/kg/day PO or IV x 21 days in 3-4 divided doses (typical ...