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Getting Hepatitis C Treatment to People in Jails Isn’t Easy. Here Are Some Recommendations.

People in jail, who are often in the system for less time than those in prison, often receive little to no hepatitis C screening or treatment. One provider works to change this in Massachusetts.

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We Have a Cure for Hepatitis C. Why Are Rates So High?

An in-depth update on what we know about HCV risk, symptoms, screening, outcomes, and treatment (including financial barriers).

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This Week in HIV Research: One Step at a Time

June 13, 2019: Integrated stepped alcohol treatment in HIV clinics; cytokines, inflammation, and heart risk; impact of CCR5 gene editing on lifespan; the costs of "test and treat" for hepatitis C.

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From Incarceration to Post-Release, Local Programs Improve Inmate Care for HIV and Hepatitis C

Two models, one from Washington State and another from Los Angeles County, can be duplicated elsewhere to get people into care, experts say.

Prison Health Is Public Health: The Case for Testing and Treating Hepatitis C in Prisons Img

Prison Health Is Public Health: The Case for Testing and Treating Hepatitis C in Prisons

It is estimated that one-third of Americans with hepatitis C pass through the criminal justice system each year.

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This Week in HIV Research: Gender Disparities Among the Formerly Incarcerated

Post-incarceration HIV outcomes worse among women; no drug resistance despite apparent PrEP failure; cost-efficacy of adherence self-management; additional cancers in HIV-positive cancer survivors.

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This Week in HIV Research: A New Frontier in Organ Transplantation

HIV-positive donor, HIV-negative recipient; continuum of care after incarceration in U.S.; reduced bone mineral density among men with HIV under 50; discouraging anti-inflammatory findings for an antiplatelet agent.

State Prisons Fail to Offer Cure to 144,000 Inmates With Deadly Hepatitis C Img

State Prisons Fail to Offer Cure to 144,000 Inmates With Deadly Hepatitis C

A survey of 49 states reveals that an estimated 144,000 inmates with hepatitis C can't get the expensive drugs they need to cure it.

Hepatitis C Drug's Lower Cost Paves Way for Medicaid, Prisons to Expand Treatment Img

Hepatitis C Drug's Lower Cost Paves Way for Medicaid, Prisons to Expand Treatment

The recent approval of a less expensive drug that generally cures hepatitis C in just eight weeks may make it easier for more insurers and correctional facilities to expand treatment.

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Hepatitis C in Prisons

"Like it or not, if we are ever going to eliminate hepatitis C, we are going to have to test and treat prisoners," Alan Franciscus writes.