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Increase in Hepatitis C Infections Linked to Worsening Opioid Crisis Img

Increase in Hepatitis C Infections Linked to Worsening Opioid Crisis

The recent steep increase in cases of acute hepatitis C virus infection, associated with increases in opioid injection, could have devastating long-term consequences.

This Week in HIV Research: Looking Forward, Looking Back Img

This Week in HIV Research: Looking Forward, Looking Back

In our final installment of 2017, we intermingle forward-looking research with some retrospective analysis. We begin our four-study tour by joining researchers in Tennessee for an exercise in HIV outbreak prediction.

Conversations on HIV-Related Stigma and Curing HCV Coinfection Img

Conversations on HIV-Related Stigma and Curing HCV Coinfection

HIV.gov shares their conversations with several presenters and participants at USCA 2017 about HIV-related stigma and curing hepatitis C coinfection among people living with HIV.

Kids With Hepatitis C Get New Drugs and Coverage May Prove Easier Than for Adults Img

Kids With Hepatitis C Get New Drugs and Coverage May Prove Easier Than for Adults

With the approval this month of two drugs to treat hepatitis C in children, these often overlooked victims of the opioid epidemic have a better chance at a cure.

HIV and Hepatitis C Are No Longer the Most Serious Infectious Threats to People Who Inject Drugs Img

HIV and Hepatitis C Are No Longer the Most Serious Infectious Threats to People Who Inject Drugs

Endocarditis and other invasive bacterial infections are not nearly as feared as HIV and HCV, despite the fact that the former are far more immediately life threatening and way more difficult to treat.

Updates to the Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents Img

Updates to the Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

Among the updates are the addition of hepatitis C drugs and rewritten recommendations for various types of coccidioidomycosis.

Project Inform Launches New Provider Toolkit for Screening Hepatitis C in People Who Inject Drugs Img

Project Inform Launches New Provider Toolkit for Screening Hepatitis C in People Who Inject Drugs

Hepatitis C Infection and People Who Inject Drugs is a new resource for medical providers aimed at improving the health of people who inject drugs.

A New Meningitis Screening Test Could Help Cut South Africa's HIV/AIDS Death Toll Img

A New Meningitis Screening Test Could Help Cut South Africa's HIV/AIDS Death Toll

South Africa has launched the world's largest national screening program to detect cryptococcal meningitis -- an AIDS-defining infection -- sooner than it would have been picked up in the past.

High Hepatitis C Cure Rates With Harvoni and Viekira Pak in Veterans With Genotype 1 Img

High Hepatitis C Cure Rates With Harvoni and Viekira Pak in Veterans With Genotype 1

Hepatitis C regimens containing ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (Harvoni) or paritaprevir/ritonavir/ombitasvir and dasabuvir (Viekira Pak) cured almost 17,500 patients in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system.