Dr. Benjamin Eckhardt: Hepatitis C Treatment Outcomes for People Who Inject Drugs

I’m impressed by the recent paper, Hepatitis C Treatment Outcomes for People Who Inject Drugs Treated in an Accessible Care Program Located at a Syringe Service Program.

We need to end the viscous cycle of poverty, racism, poor education, addiction, infectious diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C, and how this is perpetuated by the prison-industrial complex.

Disclaimer: Dr. Benjamin Eckhardt, the lead author, has been my friend for over 10 years, and Paul Sax, editor in chief of OFID, was my former program director during ID fellowship.

Lots of great researchers at BU/BMC are also working hard on hepatitis C and addiction, such as Benjamin Linas, Josh Barocas, Karen Lasser, Kristen Lee, and colleagues. Another disclaimer: Kristen Lee is my spouse.

In other news, my wonderful executive assistant Mike McLaughlin and editor Meredith Stivers have been hard at work, and the book is coming together. I think the launch party will actually happen on July 28th as planned.

More on the opera soon, for those of you who have heard about that project. The launch will be on Labor Day, September 3, in Jamaica Plain, Boston.

Thank you everyone and have a great day!

Best regards,

Philip Albert Lederer

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The Washington Heights Corner Project, where Ben’s study was carried out

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2 thoughts on “Dr. Benjamin Eckhardt: Hepatitis C Treatment Outcomes for People Who Inject Drugs

  1. I was diagnosed with hepatitis B six years ago when I became pregnant with my first child. My husband got tested for the virus as well but the results turned out negative. I had no idea how or where I contracted that virus. I had no signs or symptoms before the test. Last year I was getting some burning sensations in both feet and insomnia. I have not had any medications. December 2017 our family doctor started me on Natural Herbal Clinic Hepatitis B Virus Herbal mixture, 5 weeks into treatment I improved dramatically. At the end of the full treatment course, the disease is totally under control. No case of insomnia, burning feet, or weakness. Visit Natural Herbal Gardens official website naturalherbalgardens .com. I am strong again and able to go about daily activities.‌ This Herbal Formula is Incredible!! My life is back.

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