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AIDS/HIV Service Group Addresses Concern of Hepatitis C in Charlottesville, Va., Community

This article was reported by NBC29.

NBC29 reported that the AIDS/HIV Service Group (ASG) in Charlottesville, Va,. has piloted a six-month, community-based hepatitis C rapid testing program that focused on identifying hepatitis C infections among bab...

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The Cure for Hepatitis C, Withheld

In just the past month, a pair of drugs were approved that may forever change (for the better!) the way hepatitis C is treated. But as treatment advocate George Carter laments, the revolution may come at too high a price.

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Activists Condemn Gilead for Exorbitant Price of Its New Hepatitis C Drug

The Fair Pricing Coalition (FPC) today condemned Gilead Sciences for the price set for its direct acting antiviral (DAA) Sovaldi™ (sofosbuvir), a once-daily, first-in-class nucleotide polymerase inhibitor approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administra...

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Hepatitis C May Multiply More Quickly During Pregnancy

Did you know that a process that protects babies in the womb can also help hepatitis C replicate more quickly?

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N.Y. Governor Cuomo Signs Hepatitis C Screening Law

New York, NY -- Today Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation requiring primary care providers and hospitals to offer hepatitis C screening to all baby boomers. Baby boomers (born between 1945 and 1965) account for over 70 percent of the estimated 3...

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The Future of Health Department HIV and Hepatitis Programs

For perhaps the first time in history, the end of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis is within our reach. Recent notable achievements provide promise for success, among them the release of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan...

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Alaska Combats High STD Rates

After two years of declining chlamydia rates, chlamydia and gonorrhea incidence increased in Alaska during the final quarter of 2012 and the first quarter of 2013, according to Susan Jones, state HIV/STD program manager. STD rates peaked in 2010 and ...

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Michael Douglas, HPV, and Throat Cancer: A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague

"The mere mention of HPV, cancer and a famous movie star in the same sentence causes the media circuit to light up and presents a time for a teachable moment."

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HPV Vaccination -- A Wasted Resource for African Americans? A Blog Entry by Gary Bell

In the U.S., black people are much more likely to be infected with the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) than white people. So why are virtually no African-American boys receiving the HPV vaccine? Advocate Gary Bell explores the issue.

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Charlottesville, Va., Nonprofit Offering Free Hepatitis C Testing

The AIDS Services Group (ASG) is now offering free rapid hepatitis C testing at its offices in the Charlottesville, Va., area, becoming one of only two facilities in the state to offer the rapid test. ASG recommends testing for those individuals who ...