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Hep C Testing Coverage Guide | The AIDS Institute

May 19, 2015

In an effort to assist patients, clinics, and providers in obtaining coverage for HCV testing, The AIDS Institute is releasing an updated Coverage Guide for Hepatitis C Screening. The guide explains coverage of preventive services under the ACA and sets out specific coverage for HCV testing under various types of insurance, including private health plans, … Continue reading Hep C Testing Coverage Guide | The AIDS Institute

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Ana Faro’s Story

May 13, 2015

Ana Faro is a peer navigator for the AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC) and is involved in the IDUHA Hep C Peer Navigation Program. She is passionate about making Hep C a priority and ensuring quality services are provided to people with a history of drug use. Ana became motivated in this work after a series … Continue reading Ana Faro’s Story

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Study Shows Improved Socio-economic Outcomes After Community-based HCV Treatment Program

May 11, 2015

A new study demonstrates that a multi-disciplinary, community-based model of HCV treatment improves participant’s lives in ways that extend beyond Hepatitis C. Researchers from the University of Toronto worked with the Toronto Community Hep C Program to examine HCV care outcomes and changes in psycho-social-economic status, including social determinants of health and measures of well-being. … Continue reading Study Shows Improved Socio-economic Outcomes After Community-based HCV Treatment Program

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NYC Health Dept Alert | Hep A Associated with Travel to Tulum, Mexico

May 7, 2015

As of May 2, 2015, 27 cases of hepatitis A infection have been reported among United States travelers to Tulum, Mexico. CDC has issued a Level 1 Travel Advisory recommending hepatitis A vaccination for all previously unimmunized individuals who plan to travel to Tulum, Mexico. To date, 11 cases have been reported among New York … Continue reading NYC Health Dept Alert | Hep A Associated with Travel to Tulum, Mexico

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Press Conference | Hep Free NYC – Steps of City Hall, May 14 @ 10AM

May 4, 2015

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month! National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day | National Hepatitis Testing Day Join us for a citywide Hep Free NYC Awareness Event Steps of City Hall – Thursday, May 14th, 10-11AM To learn more or get involved, contact the Hep Free NYC Awareness Day Planning Group Join us on the Steps of City … Continue reading Press Conference | Hep Free NYC – Steps of City Hall, May 14 @ 10AM

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CDC | Outbreak of HIV/HCV in Prescription Med Injectors (Indiana)

April 24, 2015

This is an official CDC HEALTH ADVISORY Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network April 24, 2015, 11:00 ET (11:00 AM ET) CDCHAN-00377 Summary The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a large outbreak of recent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections among persons who inject drugs (PWID). … Continue reading CDC | Outbreak of HIV/HCV in Prescription Med Injectors (Indiana)

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US Conference on African Immigrant Health – Dec 3-6, 2015 (Seattle)

April 15, 2015

  Save the date for the 2015 US Conference on African Immigrant Health to take place on Call for abstracts are coming up soon. For more info, contact Margaret Korto at MKorto@minorityhealth.hhs.gov or Gary Gant at GGant@hrsa.gov.    

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World Health Org Issues 1st Hep B Treatment Guidelines

March 27, 2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued its first-ever guidance for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B. Worldwide, some 240 million people have chronic hepatitis B virus with the highest rates of infection in Africa and Asia. People with chronic hepatitis B infection are at increased risk of dying from cirrhosis and liver cancer. Key recommendations include: … Continue reading World Health Org Issues 1st Hep B Treatment Guidelines

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NYS DOH approves Viekira Pak as preferred drug for Hep C for FFS Medicaid beneficiaries

At the Feb 26, 2015 NYSDOH Drug Utilization Review Board meeting, the board voted to approve Viekira Pak as its preferred drug for persons chronically infected with HCV and enrolled in FFS Medicaid. Viekira Pak will be available for all chronically infected persons regardless of disease severity. This drug is also FDA approved for HIV … Continue reading NYS DOH approves Viekira Pak as preferred drug for Hep C for FFS Medicaid beneficiaries

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Birthing Centers: Download Hep B Vaccine Birth Dose Guide

March 26, 2015

Hepatitis B: What Hospitals Need to Do to Protect Newborns A comprehensive guide for implementing the hepatitis B vaccine birth dose: The Immunization Action Coalition’s  (IAC) comprehensive guidebook Hepatitis B: What Hospitals Need to Do to Protect Newborns is a complete resource for helping hospitals and birthing centers establish, implement, and optimize their birth dose … Continue reading Birthing Centers: Download Hep B Vaccine Birth Dose Guide

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New Data | Hep B Birth Dose Coverage by NYC Facility. NYC Dept of Health, 2015

March 13, 2015

Hepatitis B Birth Dose Coverage by NYC Facility Percent of infants who received hepatitis B vaccine within 3 days of birth by delivery facility, NYC, 2012. Published by the NYC Health Department, March 2015. Hep Free NYC supports the Immunization Action Coalition’s National Hep B Birth Dose Honor Roll initiative. Learn more about this initiative … Continue reading New Data | Hep B Birth Dose Coverage by NYC Facility. NYC Dept of Health, 2015

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Resources | CEI Line- NYS DOH Clinical Education Initiative

March 10, 2015

CEI Line NYS DOH Clinical Education Initiative connects medical providers to experienced specialists about Hepatitis C as well as HIV, PrEP, PEP, and STDs. After providing general information about your question or case, an experienced clinician will be connected with you to answer your questions and provide guidance. For medical providers only – not for general … Continue reading Resources | CEI Line- NYS DOH Clinical Education Initiative

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Webinar | Navigating Hep C: What Patients Need to Know

March 6, 2015

NVHR Webinar: Navigating Hepatitis C: What Patients Need to Know Please register for our upcoming webinar: Navigating Hepatitis C: What Patients Need to Know. This webinar, which will be held on March 18, 2015, at 2 pm Eastern, will cover the most important elements that patients need to know regarding screening, access to care, receiving … Continue reading Webinar | Navigating Hep C: What Patients Need to Know

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New! 2013 NYC Hep B & C Surveillance Report (NYC Health Dept, 2015)

February 26, 2015

2013 NYC Hepatitis B & C Surveillance Report NYC Health Department, February 2015. To view click here See also NYC Health Department Online Data Portal EpiQuery. Click here                    

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Nominations Needed for AASLD/IAS-USA HCV Guidance Panel

February 9, 2015

Community Representative Nominations for the HCV Guidance Panel Needed The AASLD and IDSA in collaboration with IAS–USA HCV Guidance Panel is seeking an additional community representative to serve on the panel that drafts the Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and Treating Hepatitis C. Community representatives serve a 2 to 3 year term, similar to the scientific … Continue reading Nominations Needed for AASLD/IAS-USA HCV Guidance Panel

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