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Ending hepatitis C means including people who inject drugs

Ending hepatitis C means including people who inject drugs

, by Emily Land

Innovative HCV cure initiatives in San Francisco prioritize high-needs people who may still be actively injecting drugs. Read More

We say “needle exchange,” but open access—not one-for-one exchange—is best for health

We say “needle exchange,” but open access—not one-for-one exchange—is best for health

, by Emily Land

Syringe access programs combat the spread of infectious diseases among people who use injection drugs, improve participant health, and increase linkage to social services including drug treatment. Read More

Why do some HIV drugs cost so much? Pharma, insurers, advocacy groups and consumers weigh in

Why do some HIV drugs cost so much? Pharma, insurers, advocacy groups and consumers weigh in

, by Emily Land

Drug pricing is a complicated issue, with pharmaceutical companies on one side, patient activists on the other, and consumers oftentimes stuck somewhere in the middle. Read More

Men on PrEP & HIV-positive men are getting hepatitis C during sex—here’s why

Men on PrEP & HIV-positive men are getting hepatitis C during sex—here’s why

, by Emily Land

The hepatitis C virus can live in rectal fluid and semen, which is why it can be transmitted during sex. Read More

Surprising price break for newly-approved hepatitis C drug

Surprising price break for newly-approved hepatitis C drug

, by Liz Highleyman

Two new hepatitis C cure drugs, Mavyret and Vosevi, have been approved by the FDA—offering a shorter course of treatment, for a lower cost. Read More