Earlier this month, the CDC released a report that should startle anyone who knows or works with people with substance use disorders. Seemingly because of the increase in opioid use in the last decade, there has been a surge in hepatitis C (HCV) cases particularly among young people, particularly east of the Mississippi.
Substance users are at a higher risk for HCV infection. Most people who have HCV don’t know that they do. And the disease can impact a person’s health for a lifetime.
Today is National Hepatitis Testing Day. What are you and your organization doing to address HCV?
For help, visit the ATTC Network’s new HCV Current Initiative, which has tools and information for medical and behavioral health professionals.