VIRAL HEPATITIS CA– USED BY DRUG — USE BEHAVIORS

NIDA RESEARCH SEEKS TO REDUCE VIRAL HEPATITIS CA-- USED BY DRUG -- USE BEHAVIORS Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the leading cause of liver failure and liver transplantation in the United States and people who inject drugs (PWID) are particularly susceptible to this disease with as many as 70% or more of this population testing positive for the virus. To make matters worse, PWID enjoy little if any consistent health care and are largely unaware of their HCV infection status. Those who are … [Read more...]

Viral Hepatitis in People With Substance Use Disorders

  Addressing Viral Hepatitis in People With Substance Use Disorders March 1, 2012 By Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, and Director, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services   Our colleagues at SAMHSA have just released a new Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP), Addressing Viral Hepatitis in People With Substance Use Disorders. This is an important and helpful step toward … [Read more...]

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