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Injecting drugs in public places linked to a higher risk of HIV, hepatitis C and overdose, Scottish survey finds

Lack of safer drug consumption facility impeding efforts to control HIV outbreak among Glasgow drug users People who inject drugs in public places in Scotland are much more likely to have HIV or hepatitis C and are at higher risk of overdose and skin and soft tissue infections caused by injecting, a survey of drug… Read More »

Hepatitis C incidence is low among Canadian men on PrEP

New cases of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among Canadian gay and bisexual men taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) were uncommon compared with rates previously reported in Europe, according to research presented this week at the AASLD Liver Meeting in Boston. “This low incidence is reassuring since studies have shown that risk behaviour associated with sexually… Read More »

5 Foods To Stay Away With Hepatitis C

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A healthful diet can improve the liver health of a person with hepatitis C and reduce the chance of developing cirrhosis. Eating well helps keep the immune system strong to fight off illness. There are things that people with hepatitis C should try to avoid or limit in their diet… Read More »

National Hepatitis Testing Day 2019

May is hepatitis awareness month, and Sunday, May 19, marks National Hepatitis Testing Day 2019. It’s a chance to remind the public and health care providers alike that everyone should be tested for viral hepatitis. What’s viral hepatitis? There are three main types: Hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus… Read More »

Thousands of patients possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis asked to take blood tests

More than 3,000 patients of a surgery center in Bergen County, New Jersey, may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, according to the New Jersey Department of Health and the HealthPlus Surgery Center in the town of Saddle Brook. On Tuesday, officials issued a new statement asking patients who received a… Read More »