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What is Hepatitis C?

  Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease that ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness that attacks the liver. It results from infection with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is spread primarily through contact with the blood of an infected person. Hepatitis C can

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Why are Hispanics at higher risk for HIV?

H  ealth Awareness—Soldado Avisado no Muere en Guerra. Get Tested!   HIV & HEP C Why are Hispanics at higher risk for HIV?  People who do not know they have HIV cannot take advantage of HIV care and treatment and may unknowingly pass HIV to others. A number of challenges contribute to the higher rates of

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TB cases have increased 10 percent

Tuberculosis https://www.latinoaids.org/links.php Health Department Report: Tuberculosis Cases in NYC Jumped 10 Percent in 2017 Health Department: 86 Percent The City’s Patients Were Born Outside of the United States TB cases have increased 10 percent, with 613 cases in 2017, up from 556 the previous year, according to the report by the city’s Department of Health and

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Fentanyl/Cocaine Awareness Campaign

Health Department Launches Fentanyl Awareness Campaign in Lower East Side Bars The city’s Department of Health has kicked off a pilot program in bars and clubs to raise awareness about the dangers of fentanyl-laced cocaine. Fentanyl is an opioid 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin. In 2016, fentanyl was found in 37 percent of overdose