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Watertown Daily Times | NYS announces the nation's first strategy to eliminate hepatitis C



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

8 epidemic progress report highlighting the nationwide plan to tackle the AIDS epidemic that is in the curve and the number of new HIV infections among the number of HIV infections is expected to reduce HIV-related deaths by the end of 2020, even if no AIDS mortality is achieved.


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