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Best Practices for Most Vulnerable Populations: Transgender People, Adolescents, and the Recently Incarcerated

"As we think about the care cascade, we can't even test people [for HIV] to diagnose them if we can't get them in the door to a health care setting," one clinician said.

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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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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: 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.

Researchers Crave More Data on HIV Care Continuum Programs for Recently Incarcerated People Img

Researchers Crave More Data on HIV Care Continuum Programs for Recently Incarcerated People

Sixteen years after the success of Project START for HIV risk reduction, we still don't know what works best for helping people with HIV stay in care after prison.

Curt G. Beckwith, M.D.

Optimizing HIV and Hepatitis C Continuum of Care Outcomes for Criminal Justice-Involved Populations

Curt G. Beckwith, M.D., and Sugi Min, his mentee, discuss their clinical research focused on improving the diagnosis, treatment, and longitudinal care of HIV infection among substance users, particularly those in the criminal justice system.

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Telehealth May Improve HIV Viral Suppression for People in Prison

A presentation at the recent conference of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC 2018) looked at the use of video consultations and remote diagnostics in prisons to deliver high-quality health care.

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.