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Hepatitis C Spreading Fast Among State's Young Heroin Users

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The Department of Public Health says infection rates for Hepatitis C in 15- to 25-year-olds have almost doubled since 2002.  But there’s no money in this year’s budget for Hep C prevention or to treat new patients.

She spoke with young heroin users. Said one, pictured above: “Once I found out about Hep C, it was just like, yeah, everyone has Hep C."

This program aired on September 9, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

Carey Goldberg Twitter Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth section.

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