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Viral Hepatitis Blog

SAMHSA chief urges grantees and partners to address infectious diseases as integral part of the response to the substance use disorders epidemic.
NRV and NHAS callouts
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) is offering multiple ways for the public to take an active role in helping to develop the next iteration of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan (NVHAP). Both national strategies currently expire in 2020.
National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan 2017-2020
HHS OHAIDP launched the 2nd year of the Hepatitis C Medicaid Affinity Group – an initiative to increase the number of Medicaid enrollees cured of hepatitis C.
Tagged: Hepatitis C
NHAS Listening Session
CDC, HRSA, & HHS gathered input about the next editions of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan a recent national conference.
Hepatitis B
USPSTF reaffirms recommendation on screening for hepatitis B infection in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit to prevent infection in newborns.
Tagged: Hepatitis B
1 in 10 people living with HIV have hepatitis B. 1 in 5 people living with HIV have hepatitis C.
New healthcare provider resources from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, HHS and NIH, and CDC support providers in treating HIV and HCV coinfection
Tagged: Hepatitis C
NRV and NHAS callouts
Viral hepatitis and HIV stakeholders invited to share ideas and recommendations for updates to two national strategies.
New Funding Opportunity Announcement from NIH’s NIAID will support research on a hepatitis B cure for HIV/HBV coinfection and HBV monoinfection.
Posted in: Research
Tagged: Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
On the final day of the 2018 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care and Treatment we had a conversation with Dr. Laura Cheever about efforts underway to increase hepatitis C testing, treatment, and cure among people with HIV/HCV coinfection in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Dr. Cheever is HRSA's Associate Administrator for the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), which manages the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP).
Tagged: Hepatitis C
In The News
New CDC viral hepatitis chief comes from state health department leadership and brings experience in research, outbreak response, and strategic partnerships.


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