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Canada's Historic Syphilis Outbreak Is Even Worse for Its Under-Resourced Indigenous Population

Indigenous people in the northern region of Alberta, Canada, face increased health risks from injection drug use, syphilis, and HIV.

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Decriminalization Is a Public Health Strategy

"As numerous public health champions have said repeatedly, we must take morality out of public health," Annette Gaudino writes. "Treating and curing active drug and alcohol users, and removing prison as the primary intervention for those with substan...

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Tips for Staying Alcohol-Free at Social Events

Abstinence from alcohol is advised for people living with hepatitis C. Whether or not drinking is a problem for you, holidays and other social occasions are filled with temptations. Here are some strategies that can help you stay alcohol-free in soci...

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My HIV Is My Strength; Don't Give Up! A Message of Hope: A Blog Entry by Kevin Maloney

What a roller coaster of a year. First Diagnosed with HIV in March 2010 and with follow up labs in April 2010 told I had also contracted Hepatitis C genotype 1a (non IV drug user). At the same time I was dealing with an on and off again love affair w...

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Profiles in Courage: George Burgess

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Personal Bio Disclosure and Relationships Drug Addiction and Recovery Activism Harm Reduction Health, Treatment and HIV

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Can you tell our readers and listeners about your personal history with HIV? How did...

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HCV/HIV Co-Infection II: Sobriety and Treatment

Living with HCV (hepatitis C virus)/HIV co-infection can be very challenging. Along with our physicians, we are learning about co-infection and living with it day-to-day. In addition to living with our dual illnesses, many of us are also dealing with...

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Avoid Smoking and Drinking if You Have Hepatitis C

About four million people in the U.S. have the hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV can cause an infection of the liver that is usually spread through blood contact with an infected person. Many HIV-positive people are also infected with HCV. If not treated,...