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Author Topic: What Do You Think Of This Program That Cures the Homeless of Hep C?  (Read 7136 times)

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Offline Hep Editors

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A new first-of-its-kind pilot project in the Old Brewery Mission of Montreal, Canada, is currently working to cure its homeless clients of the hepatitis C virus.

The program, known as Pause Santé (“Health Break” in French), says it hopes to help its clients manage their addiction issues and attain a better life through tackling the disease.

Read more: http://www.hepmag.com/articles/montreal_cures_homeless_of_hepatitis_c_2831_26019.shtml

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Re: What Do You Think Of This Program That Cures the Homeless of Hep C?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2014, 12:58:37 pm »
Are they homeless or are they drug addicts ,if the latter the answer is No .The use of these new drugs expensive as they  are should only be given to a drug addict who has been clean for a year or more.Why waste money on people who will only get the virus again shooting drugs 

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Re: What Do You Think Of This Program That Cures the Homeless of Hep C?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2014, 01:22:13 pm »
Yes, many of them are addicts. If you're interested, check out this study about how combining addiction and hep C treatment may be able to help curb both epidemics:

http://www.hepmag.com/articles/methadone_treament_2501_25888.shtml

« Last Edit: August 21, 2014, 01:23:45 pm by Hep Editors »

 


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