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Modern antivirals can cure 95% of people with HCV, lowering the risk of cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure.
HIV, hepatitis C and drug use are more prevalent in prisons. Plus: Watch a harm reduction success story in Moldova’s prison system. [VIDEO]
Russian soldiers with HIV and hepatitis C must wear colored bracelets identifying their status; about 20% of prisoner recruits have HIV.
The number of people with HIV in prisons has declined for 23 straight years, found a DOJ report that also looked at HIV testing in prisons.
At least 11 people have died from COVID-19 while in ICE custody, but advocates say that may be an underestimate.
The Pennsylvania law increases penalties for spitting on a police officer and committing actions that could transmit HIV, hep B and more.
The folks behind HIV is Not a Crime join other activists to launch the event on February 28—to honor Elizabeth Taylor’s birthday.
In California, a reform group is suing, arguing that unprotected prison workers put vulnerable inmates at risk.
His reason: The settlement granting inmates hepatitis C treatment also prevents them from suing the state for any reason.
1971’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” is among Gil Scott-Heron’s hits. He was HIV positive when he died in 2011.
This means that Tennessee can ration hepatitis C treatment among prisoners living with the life-threatening virus.
Some state Medicaid programs and prison systems still restrict treatment based on substance use or stage of liver disease.
Tight living spaces, lack of protective gear and preexisting health conditions may account for the higher death rate in prisons.
HIV criminalization experts convened attorneys and stakeholders to propose public health guidelines.
This includes New York inmates who are older, sick, pregnant or have serious respiratory conditions or compromised immune systems.
Incarcerated individuals have a very high rate of hep C infection, making their time in custody an ideal opportunity for treatment.
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