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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

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.

By Alan Franciscus for HCV Advocate

Prison Release and Inequality Tied to HIV Prevalence in 12-City U.S. Study

Measures of prison release, inequality and poverty were independently associated with higher HIV prevalence, in a study presented at IDWeek 2016.

By Mark Mascolini

No Man Is an Island: Hepatitis C in Rural Southern Indiana, Part 2

"Jail and prison officials often say the high cost of HCV management and treatment forces them to create guidelines so those with the greatest degree disease progression get care first," Matthew Zielske writes. "Such actions lead to rationing which r...

By Matthew Zielske for HCV Advocate

Study Shows Denying State Prisoners Costly Hepatitis C Treatment Fuels Epidemic

A study of state departments of correction concludes that prisoners are not receiving vital hepatitis C treatment due to extremely high drug costs.

By The Center for HIV Law and Policy

Inmates Living With HIV Need Comprehensive Support to Ensure Continuity of Care After Release, Correctional Health Expert Says

Without discharge planning for HIV treatment and "life's competing priorities," formerly imprisoned people may not be able to stay on HIV meds, risking drug resistance or transmission, explains Barry Zack, M.P.H.

By Barbara Jungwirth

Condoms in U.S. Prisons: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2014

Some facts:

Condoms have been found to reduce the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, in most every setting in which they have been introduced and studied. Some people in prison and jails have sex. Despite facts 1 and 2...

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.

Connecticut Inmates With HIV Benefited From Treatment in Prison

This article was reported by Healio.

Healio reported on a study of HIV treatment of prison inmates. Jaimie, P. Meyer, MD, of the infectious diseases section of Yale School of Medicine, and colleagues evaluated HIV viral suppression, defined as HIV-1...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

Alabama to Stop Segregating HIV-Positive Inmates

On September 4, Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner Kim Thomas said that the department would no longer segregate HIV-positive inmates at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women and that this policy would extend to male inmates in 2014. The ch...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

South Carolina to Stop Separating HIV-Positive Inmates

For 366 HIV-positive inmates in two South Carolina prisons, life has just becomes less "separate" and more "equal."

By CDC National Prevention Information Network