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Montreal Researchers Explore Cannabis Use Among People With HIV and Hepatitis C

Montreal scientists found that 88% of cannabis users had an undetectable viral load. This suggests that a very large majority of cannabis users did not have problems adhering to antiretroviral therapy.

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This Week in HIV Research: Removing Barriers to Better Care

Oct. 31, 2019: HCV treatment efficacy regardless of injection drug use; chronic pain, marijuana, and prescription opoids; the most urgent HIV training priorities; neuro effects of switching from Atripla to Complera.

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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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Test-and-Treat for Hepatitis C: What Are the Obstacles?

A series of studies aim to determine whether test-and-treat strategies can be implemented for people with hepatitis C, much like programs for people living with HIV.

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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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Strong Peer Networks in Prison Boost Overall Health, Study Finds

But other research links prisons themselves to mental health challenges and infectious disease outbreaks.

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This Week in HIV Research: My Achy-Breaky Heart

Sep. 5, 2019: An extra decade of "heart age"; stop grouping trans women with MSM; women often have anal cancer precursor lesions; hep C treatment success doesn't equal more risk behavior.

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Trends in Deaths Among People With Hepatitis C Virus in British Columbia

A new study puts numbers to increasingly divergent trends in liver-related deaths vs. injection-related deaths in recent years, highlighting both the success of modern HCV treatment and the devastating effects of the opioid crisis.

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Hepatitis C (HCV) Initial Treatment Recommendations: A Closer Look at the Options

Although several HCV drugs can cure almost all infections regardless of viral genotype, picking the right drug will depend on each patient's medical history, level of liver damage, and coinfections.

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This Week in HIV Research: When STIs Flock Together

July 18, 2019: Anal neoplasia risk amidst comorbid HPV and chlamydia; predictive modeling for PrEP outreach; long-term benefits of hepatitis C cure in coinfection; first-line therapy with dolutegravir/lamivudine.