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PHCS in the News—Hepatitis C Research

June 14, 2017
Princeton House Behavioral Health

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, which formerly affected primarily Baby Boomers, has increased dramatically among young people in recent years due to the nationwide epidemic of heroin abuse. Ongoing research at Princeton House Behavioral Health—conducted with assistance from infectious disease experts at ID Care—is intended to measure the prevalence of HCV infection, identify barriers to medical care and connect individuals to appropriate treatment. The study results will help to develop a treatment model that integrates addiction and mental health services with medical care for HCV.

The online news publication NJ Spotlight, radio station New Jersey 101.5 FM and NJTV, New Jersey’s PBS member network, recently covered the Princeton House research project. Click the links below to access the individual stories.

NJ Spotlight: http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/17/05/24/second-wave-hep-c-hits-young-suburban-drug-users-in-new-jersey/

New Jersey 101.5: http://nj1015.com/hepatitis-c-spreading-among-young-heroin-addicts-in-nj/

NJTV: http://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/young-people-fastest-growing-population-hepatitis-c-infections/


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