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Sharing Needles and Hepatitis C

July 24, 2015

Sharing Needles and Hepatitis C

“I asked to use his needle and he said, ‘Hey, I’ve got hep B and C.’ And at the time it didn’t really matter to me. The desire to get high was just so great.”

JERRY SEARP, a Kentuckian who traces his hepatitis C infection to an incident of sharing a heroin needle.

 

Costly to Treat, Hepatitis C Gains Quietly in U.S.

By ABBY GOODNOUGH

A sharp increase in reported cases of the disease among people who often cannot afford treatment has prompted officials to create programs to try to stop its spread.

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