This month’s Connecting Care episode is the second in a two-part series about treatment for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) among people with opioid use disorder. In this second podcast, the Boston Medical Center Team takes a closer look at some of the challenges and opportunities related to treating HCV among people who inject drugs, and learn from Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, which has successfully delivered HCV treatment to patients experiencing homelessness.
“We need to be recognizing where [Hepatitis] C sits in this syndemic of overdose and opioid use and homelessness and incarceration and poverty and racism. [...] There is an absolute public health argument here to be eliminating Hepatitis C, and that has been articulated by the World Health Organization, and we are far behind where we need to be." --Maggie Beiser, Nurse Practitioner and Director of Hepatitis C Virus Services at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program