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13 12, 2015

McGreevey: Transferring the lessons of HIV/AIDS to treatment of Hepatitis C

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New Jersey

An opinion piece focusing on the growing Hepatitis C epidemic in the United States, particularly in New Jersey, where more than 5% of those infected live. The author says this disease need not become as deadly as HIV/AIDS. Unlike HIV/AIDS, Hep-C has a cure, and it must be made available to all who need […]

7 12, 2015

HIV Rates Fall, But Not All Groups Benefit, U.S. Study Finds

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National

Between 2005 and 2014, HIV diagnoses among white gay and bisexual men fell nearly 18%, but populations of black and Hispanic gay and bisexual men saw a rise in diagnoses of nearly 22% during this time.

1 12, 2015

U.S. Still in Danger of Losing War on AIDS, C.D.C. Director Says

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National

About 45,000 individuals become infected with HIV each year. Activists argue that not enough is being done to bring this number down. They are calling for more aggressive and progressive treatments and preventions nationwide.

21 10, 2015

Obama Administration Takes Aim at Epidemic of Heroin, Painkiller Abuse

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National

Image: The Obama administrations addresses the heroin and painkiller abuse that runs rampant in the U.S. by vowing to distribute, in 2016, $133 million to government agencies and NGOs to combat this epidemic.

16 10, 2015

Hepatitis C rates exploding among suburban N.J. heroin users, study finds

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New Jersey

Nearly 44% of the 861 heroin users being treated at Princeton House tested positive for Hepatitis C. While the disease is treatable, the treatments are expensive and the rates of infection are only expected to increase.