The declines in H.I.V. reflect the accomplishments in building a public health...– NYT quoting John Ward, Director of the CDC’s Division of Disease Control; Hepatitis C Deaths Creep Past AIDS, Study Finds at NYTimes.com
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Among eight patients with hepatitis C genotype 1, the most common form of the...– Read more: Gilead Drops as Patients Relapse on Hepatitis C Drug - Businessweek
MMWR: Community-Based Opioid Overdose Prevention... →
Making History: Eliminating Viral Hepatitis... →
During February’s observance of African American History Month, please join HHS in working to end the unfortunate history of viral hepatitis’ disproportionate impact on the African American community. The Obama Administration is working hard to reduce and eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity.
New Hep C Helpline Offers Information and... →
The new national helpline can be reached toll-free at 877-HELP-4-HEP (877-435-7443), via email at email@example.com, or on the web at www.help4hep.org. The phone helpline is staffed Monday through Friday, 9 am to 7 pm EST (6 am to 4 pm PST).
Merck Warns of Victrelis and HIV Protease... →
The hepatitis C protease inhibitor Victrelis (boceprevir) has some significant drug-drug interactions with common Norvir (ritonavir)–boosted protease inhibitor (PI) combinations, according to preliminary data from a clinical trial and a warning issued to health care providers by Merck on February 6. Read more here.
Petition: Banning Federal Funding for Syringe... →
Congress recently reinstated the ban on the use of federal funds for syringe exchange. Join the Harm Reduction Coalition in letting members of Congress know you strongly object to their actions by signing on today, and please spread this alert. HRC deliver them in person with as many signatures as possible by February 15!
Hepatitis is a problem that is important to us and President Obama, the first...– White House Pledges Support to End Viral Hepatitis
Today, more than 4 million Americans are infected with hepatitis C and the vast...– The Chronic Liver Disease Foundation has endorsed a birth-cohort approach to expand screening for hepatitis C, which is currently being evaluated as a potential new CDC recommendation. A full position paper can be found here.