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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.

By Stephen Hicks

Overdoses and Smoking Are Taking the Lives of People With HIV Who Have Been Cured of Hepatitis C

"Providing HCV treatment alone while neglecting to concurrently address the social determinants of health will do little to improve the health outcomes of the majority of individuals with chronic HCV," the study authors wrote.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

This Week in HIV Research: Rethinking PrEP Guidelines

Alternate PrEP guideline recommendations; partner notification and onward HIV transmission; shifting causes of death among HIV/HCV-coinfected people; correlates of lower adherence among people on methadone maintenance.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

This Week in HIV Research: Getting Smart(Phone) About HIV Detection

A cellphone attachment that detects HIV RNA; HIV-2 does indeed often progress to AIDS; CD4 count declines and incident hepatitis C coinfection; the global demographics of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand

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.

By Andrew Reynolds for Positively Aware

Too Few Teens and Youth Adults Using Opioids Are Screened for Hepatitis C and HIV, New Study Finds

Despite their increased risk, only one-third of adolescents and young adults with known opioid use disorder were screened for hepatitis C, according to a study released at the IDWeek conference in San Francisco.

By Kenyon Farrow

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.

By Siraphob Thanthong-Knight for Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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.

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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.

By Michelle Andrews for Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opioid Epidemic Causing Rise in Hepatitis C Infections and Other Serious Illnesses

"There are many interrelated epidemics within the 'opioid syndemic,'" Thomas J. Stopka writes. "Together, they make up perhaps the biggest public health challenge in the U.S. since the advent of the AIDS epidemic."

By Thomas J. Stopka for The Conversation