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I’m Not Just My Voice, I’m My Brother and Father’s Voice | Hep C Peer Navigator Story of Asia Betancourt

September 3, 2015

Asia’s story is about family, advocacy and prevention. Her experience with Hep C began when her twin brother and father were diagnosed with Hep C and died due to complications. Even though she was an active user for many years, Asia believes she was infected with Hep C when she got a piercing six years ago. … Continue reading I’m Not Just My Voice, I’m My Brother and Father’s Voice | Hep C Peer Navigator Story of Asia Betancourt

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Article | Results from a Geographically Focused, Community-Based Hep C Screening, Linkage-to-Care & Patient Navigation Program

September 2, 2015

Journal of General Internal Medicine, July 2015 Many of the five million Americans chronically infected with hepatitis C (HCV) are unaware of their infection and are not in care. OBJECTIVE: We implemented and evaluated HCV screening and linkage-to-care interventions in a community setting. DESIGN: We developed a comprehensive, community-based HCV screening and linkage-to-care program in … Continue reading Article | Results from a Geographically Focused, Community-Based Hep C Screening, Linkage-to-Care & Patient Navigation Program

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Article | Excluding People Who Use Drugs or Alcohol from Access to Hep C Treatment – Is This Fair, Given the Available Data?

Journal of Hepatology, August 2015 Revolutionary new drugs to cure hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection represent one of the most important breakthroughs in clinical medicine in recent decades. However, high pricing of these well-tolerated, highly efficacious all-oral regimens and high demand (actual or anticipated) has led many payers in the United States and other countries … Continue reading Article | Excluding People Who Use Drugs or Alcohol from Access to Hep C Treatment – Is This Fair, Given the Available Data?

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Vote! For Vivian Huang, MD as EqualiTalks speaker @ 8th Annual Asian American Community Development Conference

August 29, 2015

NYC Hep B advocate and Charles B Wang Community Health Center medical provider Vivian Huang, MD, is a nominee to be an Inaugural EqualiTalks Speaker @ the 8th Annual Asian American Community Development Conference! Learn more, and Vote here: Vote for Vivian!  Inaugural EqualiTalks Speaker Nominees @ the 8th Annual Asian American Community Development Conference

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Booklet | Hep C in Prison & Jail (National Hepatitis Corrections Network)

August 20, 2015

The National Hepatitis Corrections Network (NHCN) in collaboration with The Center for Health Justice has produced an updated version of the handout “Hepatitis C in Prison and Jail.” This booklet is intended to be an educational resource for incarcerated people. It is FREE to download and print. The booklet is only available in English, a Spanish version … Continue reading Booklet | Hep C in Prison & Jail (National Hepatitis Corrections Network)

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Article | Recommendations for Management of Hep C among People Who Inject Drugs (International Journal of Drug Policy, 2015)

August 19, 2015

View in PubMed | View full article in PDF In high income countries, the majority of new and existing hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections occur among people who inject drugs (PWID). In many low and middle income countries large HCV epidemics have also emerged among PWID populations. The burden of HCV-related liver disease among PWID is increasing, but … Continue reading Article | Recommendations for Management of Hep C among People Who Inject Drugs (International Journal of Drug Policy, 2015)

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NY1 Covered World Hep Day 2015, Hep C in the Bronx & Project Inspire

August 12, 2015

NY1 covered World Hepatitis Day 2015, with a focus on Hep C in the Bronx and the Project INSPIRE Hep C Care Coordination program, in the segment on their English and Spanish language channels. 

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Article | Hep C treatment turned me around: Psychological & Behavioral Transformation Related to Hep C Treatment

August 4, 2015

“Hepatitis C treatment turned me around:” Psychological and behavioral transformation related to hepatitis C treatment. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2015.  Abstract BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C (HCV) is a significant public health problem that primarily affects current and former substance users. However, individuals with a history of substance use are less likely to have access to or … Continue reading Article | Hep C treatment turned me around: Psychological & Behavioral Transformation Related to Hep C Treatment

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Project INSPIRE: NYC Hep C Care Coordination Program

July 29, 2015

Project INSPIRE is a comprehensive Hepatitis C Care Coordination Program. The program is open to people diagnosed with hepatitis C who have Medicaid or Medicare. Patients enrolled in Project INSPIRE will receive expert patient navigation and clinical care coordination services to help go through the hepatitis C medical evaluation and treatment for hepatitis C with ease. … Continue reading Project INSPIRE: NYC Hep C Care Coordination Program

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White House World Hepatitis Day Proclamation

July 28, 2015

Presidential Proclamation — World Hepatitis Day, 2015 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Around the world, doctors, medical researchers, and other professionals dedicated to health care and public health are working hard every day to combat disease and build healthier communities.  Their efforts have led to improved sanitation, cleaner water, … Continue reading White House World Hepatitis Day Proclamation

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Tool | Hep B & C Mobile App (NYC Health Dept)

New Release! The NYC Health Dept’s free Liver Health app now offers both Hep C and Hep B information. The NYC Liver Health App includes: Hep B and C risk assessment Hep B and C self management checklist Alcohol screening Site locator providing testing and medical care sites Connection to online support and resources News alerts Download free … Continue reading Tool | Hep B & C Mobile App (NYC Health Dept)

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FDA Approves Daklinza in Combination with Sofosbuvir for HCV Genotype 3 Infection

July 24, 2015

On July 24, 2015, FDA approved DAKLINZA (daclatasvir) a hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS5A inhibitor indicated for use with sofosbuvir for the treatment of chronic HCV genotype 3 infection. DAKLINZA is available as a 30 mg and 60 mg tablet. DAKLINZA is the first drug that has demonstrated safety and efficacy to treat genotype 3 … Continue reading FDA Approves Daklinza in Combination with Sofosbuvir for HCV Genotype 3 Infection

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Press Release | World Hepatitis Day 2015 NYC

See in PDF: World Hep Day 2015 Press Release Contact: Sue Preziotti, 917-647-1590 sue.preziotti@yahoo.com Free Screenings, Vaccinations, Health Fairs to Mark 6th Annual World Hepatitis Day in NYC (July 28) Nearly 250,000 in NYC Infected with Hepatitis B or C Viruses, which Cause 4,000 Deaths a Day Worldwide New York, NY, July 24, 2015 – The Hep Free … Continue reading Press Release | World Hepatitis Day 2015 NYC

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Awareness | 3rd National African American Hep C Action Day – July 25, 2015

July 23, 2015

On July 25, 2013, the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. (NBLCA), in partnership with HARM Reduction Coalition and the Coalition on Positive Health Empowerment (C.O.P.E.), launched the First Annual African American Hepatitis C Action Day, a community mobilization initiative aimed at reducing the high incidence of HCV infection in black communities by drawing … Continue reading Awareness | 3rd National African American Hep C Action Day – July 25, 2015

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Booklet | Hep C: The Facts – with New Treatment Information (NYC Health Dept)

July 22, 2015

The Hep C: The Facts booklet has been updated to reflect the advancements in Hep C treatment made in the last few years. Find treatment comparisons and information on the stages of Hep , types of liver tests, and resources. Download the booklet in English or Spanish or order free of cost by calling 311. Download the Hep C … Continue reading Booklet | Hep C: The Facts – with New Treatment Information (NYC Health Dept)

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