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As Hepatitis C Goes Rural, Public Health and Medicine Strain to Adapt Img

As Hepatitis C Goes Rural, Public Health and Medicine Strain to Adapt

Hep C was on the decline in the U.S. But between 2006 and 2012, rates more than tripled across Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia. Rod McCullom reports on the challenges of an increasingly rural epidemic.

Is Medicaid Standing Between Patients and the Cure for Hepatitis C? Img

Is Medicaid Standing Between Patients and the Cure for Hepatitis C?

According to researchers, most states are violating federal laws by denying coverage for Sovaldi, as well as ignoring scientific evidence, treatment guidelines and clinical data.

Hepatitis C Treatment Program Improves Access to Housing, Income and Healthcare Img

Hepatitis C Treatment Program Improves Access to Housing, Income and Healthcare

Treatment for hepatitis C may be better than ever, but that's not true for access to these drugs. Here's what gets in the way.

Hedge Fund Billionaires Are New Target for Hepatitis C Cure Protests Img

Hedge Fund Billionaires Are New Target for Hepatitis C Cure Protests

The high cost of hepatitis C treatment has inspired lawsuits and protests. Now, activist have targeted the hedge fund investors who they say are reaping profits from the pricey pills. Rod McCullom reports.

Discarded Syringes Reveal Stigma's Role in Growing Opiate and Hepatitis Epidemics Img

Discarded Syringes Reveal Stigma's Role in Growing Opiate and Hepatitis Epidemics

As small town and rural opiate use continues to rise, Daniel Raymond of the Harm Reduction Coalition says communities should provide safe disposal rather than lay blame.

New Hepatitis C Treatments Have High Cure Rates for African Americans Img

New Hepatitis C Treatments Have High Cure Rates for African Americans

African Americans are disproportionately affected by hepatitis C in the US. Thankfully, significant advances in HCV treatment in the past four years may help reverse this trend.

Daily Antibiotic Protects Against Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis Img

Daily Antibiotic Protects Against Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis

After PrEP for HIV, might there be a pill to protect against other STIs, as well?

C U L8tr: Hepatitis C Eradication Img

C U L8tr: Hepatitis C Eradication

With treatment for hepatitis C more effective than ever, can we wipe this infectious disease off the map?

Sexual Transmission of HCV in Gay Men Should Not Be a PrEP Deterrent, Say Advocates Img

Sexual Transmission of HCV in Gay Men Should Not Be a PrEP Deterrent, Say Advocates

Even after two men in San Francisco who were on PrEP were diagnosed with hepatitis C, advocates hold that PrEP is a valuable tool that should not be dismissed.

In MSM, PrEP Stops HIV, Not Other STIs. Does It Matter? Img

In MSM, PrEP Stops HIV, Not Other STIs. Does It Matter?

STIs can cause health issues from unpleasant to life-threatening, and most of them also increase the likelihood of transmission of HIV. Though consistent condom use is the gold standard of STI prevention, there are other things that MSM can do to pro...