Category Archives: Hepatitis C policy

This is not a drill: Save the ACA and stop the tax reform proposal

This is not a drill. The Affordable Care Act is under attack again. We need you to take action now to ensure that the tax reform bill does not strip Americans of their access to health care. GOP leaders in the House and Senate are pushing…Read More

California Syringe Clearinghouse Reports Significant Advancements in 2 Years

Two years ago, CalHEP & Project Inform led an advocacy effort (with support from partners like the California HIV Alliance and Drug Policy Alliance) to convince the legislature and Governor to allocate $3 million per year in state funds to create and maintain a clearinghouse of supplies…Read More

Will the Right Approach to the US Opioid Emergency Prevail?

The United States is in the midst of a devastating epidemic of opioid use affecting people of widely varying racial, gender and economic groups and status.  President Trump responded to this emergency by creating a White House Opioid Commission, headed by Governor Chris Christie of New…Read More

Epclusa receives FDA approval for treating HCV in HIV/HCV co-infected persons

On August 1, 2017 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated the approval for the Gilead HCV medication sofosbuvir/velpatasvir (400mg/100mg), brand name “Epclusa” to include HIV/HCV coinfection. This single tablet medication comprises sofosbuvir (SOF), a nucleotide polymerase inhibitor, and velpatasvir (VEL), an NS5A inhibitor, and is…Read More

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day: Eliminate Hepatitis

July 28, 2017 is World Hepatitis Day, one of only four disease-specific days recognized by the World Health Organization. Around the world and around the United States organizations and individuals come together on this day to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and…Read More

Project Inform releases new report on safer consumption spaces in the U.S.

SAFER CONSUMPTION SPACES IN THE UNITED STATES: The time is right to unite for a national movement Click here for a PDF of the Report. Project Inform is pleased to release “Safer Consumption Spaces in the United States: Uniting for a National Movement.” This report stems…Read More

President’s Vicious, Inhumane and Anti-Science Budget Threatens Our Progress Toward Eliminating HIV and Hepatitis C

On May 23, 2017, the President released his fiscal year 2018 budget, proposing dramatic and devastating cuts to non-defense discretionary programs, in addition to massive tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. This budget sends a clear and vicious message about who and what the Administration values….Read More