Hepatitis C Spreading Fast Among State's Young Heroin Users

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.

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