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The ABCs of Viral Hepatitis

Three different viruses cause the liver disease known as hepatitis. Here's what you need to know about the differences between them, including treatment and prevention.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Ken Robinson on steps with sign I Have Experienced and Survived Overdose

After 30 Years, This HIV and Harm Reduction Activist Got COVID-19 and Decided to Retire. Here’s His Story.

From working in prisons to executive leadership at Housing Works, Ken Robinson has trailblazed a path in service provision and activism.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Gary Bell and Raymond Hayward (l to r) credit Jennifer Melendez

Fighting Philadelphia’s HIV Epidemic Also Means Fighting Its Poverty Problem

The HIV epidemic in Philadelphia is heavily concentrated in its black population. Local caregivers at BEBASHI have seen diagnosis rates drop in recent years, though there’s still progress to be made.

By Tim Murphy
Noel Twilbeck, Donna Ford and Dorian-Gray Alexander

In Post-Katrina New Orleans, HIV Rates Have Fallen While PrEP and HIV Care Have Increased

Poverty, stigma and racial health disparities drive HIV rates that are among the nation's highest. But expanded Medicaid and PrEP access seem to have contributed to a recent drop in new cases.

By Tim Murphy
HepConnect meeting in Kentucky

HepConnect Initiative Aims to Reduce Hepatitis C in the Heart of the Opioid Epidemic

The Harm Reduction Coalition is launching a new strategy of supporting local advocates in five key states of the Appalachian region.

By George Kevin Jordan
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Which Hepatitis C Treatment Is Right for Me?

With so many options, there can be confusion over what hepatitis C treatment to take.

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware
Ivo Mittelmeijer and Ejay de Wit speak with Mark S. King about the NoMoreC campaign at Sauna NZ in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, during AIDS 2018

A Gay Sauna Strives to Wipe Out Hepatitis C

The NoMoreC campaign is sponsored in part by Sauna NZ, a gay bathhouse in Amsterdam. So it seemed only appropriate for Mark S. King to head over to the sauna for a little quality time.

By Mark S. King
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An Overview of Peginterferon Alfa-2a

Other Names: PEG-interferon alfa-2a (HIV), Pegasys (HIV), pegIFN alfa-2a (HIV), pegylated-interferon alfa 2a (HIV) Drug Class: Immune Modulators Registry Number: 198153-51-4 (CAS) Chemical Name: Interferon alphaA (human leukocyte), mono(N2,N6-dicarbo...

By AIDSinfo
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Hepatitis C Exposure Is a Crime in Some States; Is This the New HIV Criminalization?

As the opioid crisis has spiked hepatitis C rates, are police departments now using laws written to criminalize HIV for another public health crisis?

By Sony Salzman
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Love, Sex, and Hepatitis C

"Although the risk of becoming infected with hepatitis C through unprotected sexual intercourse is low, it is still possible," writes Lucinda Porter, R.N.

By Lucinda K. Porter, R.N. for HCV Advocate