ALBANY – The country's first strategy for eliminating hepatitis C was announced by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in a press release on Friday
Hepatitis C or HCV is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus 200,000 New Yorker
The elimination efforts are aimed at stopping the spread of the virus by increasing access to medicines that can cure hepatitis C by running a Hepatitis C Elimination Task Force. The group will advise the state on the implementation of its plan, which will expand access to drugs that can cure hepatitis C, and will expand programs linking New Yorkers to prevention, screening and treatment services.
This announcement follows the release of the 201