Sudden spike in HIV cases draws CDC alert in Indiana

Sudden spike in HIV cases draws CDC alert in Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS – An Indiana county is experiencing nearly daily increases in new HIV infections tied to intravenous drug use, and health officials hope the situation prompts other states to closely track their hepatitis C and HIV rates to identify …
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Heroin Use Spikes Among Whites Who Abuse Prescription Painkillers
“The individuals tend to use prescription opioids as a substitute for heroin when heroin is unavailable, to augment a heroin-induced 'high,' to 'treat' withdrawal symptoms, and to curb heroin use.” Regarding frequency of use, for Hispanics, increases …
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Dr. Thomashefsky Investigation Update
The new findings released today bring new urgency to the Health Department's recommendation that any patients of Dr. Thomasfekshy get tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. People infected with hepatitis C often have no symptoms. Testing is the …
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Sofosbuvir, daclatasvir and ribavirin cures hepatitis C for most people with
An interferon-free regimen of sofosbuvir, daclatasvir and ribavirin for 12 weeks produced sustained response rates of 83% for people with hepatitis C virus (HCV) who had advanced liver cirrhosis and 94% for people who had received liver transplants …
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