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09.16.19

U.S. Hepatitis C Rates Continue to Rise as Implementation of Syringe Service Programs Lags Far Behind Community Needs

By Johan Marulanda

The following statement is by Senior Associate Sonia Canzater and Program Director Jeffrey S. Crowley September 16, 2019 | Last week, the CDC released the latest viral hepatitis surveillance data that shows reported new cases of hepatitis C virus (HCV) continue to increase, rising 7% from 2016 to 2017, contributing to an upward trend that […]

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09.05.19

Expanding Syringe Services Programs (SSPs) Can Help Curb Recent Surge in Hepatitis C and HIV Cases

By Johan Marulanda

CONTACT: Johan Marulanda / jm3245@georgetown.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2019 WASHINGTON D.C. | Recent increases in Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV cases related to opioid misuse has led to increased support for harm reduction efforts, including syringe services programs. “Cases of HCV increased three-and-a-half times from 2010-2016, primarily due to an increase in injection […]

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08.22.19

Focused Policy Action Can Make Scaling Up PrEP and HIV Cluster Detection More Effective

By Johan Marulanda

CONTACT: Johan Marulanda / jm3245@georgetown.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2019 WASHINGTON DC | President Trump announced his Administration’s Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Initiative in this year’s State of the Union address. The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law is releasing three new documents to support this effort. “The EHE Initiative is […]

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Thematic Areas: Infectious Diseases