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How to stop Hepatitis C from spreading?

What do you need to know about stopping the spread of hepatitis C?

With new treatments helping to reduce HIV cases, Hepatitis C is seeing a resurgence in the Southern Tier.

One of the main reasons for this: injecting drugs and sharing the equipment.

The Southern Tier AIDS Program says research shows Hepatitis C affects mostly middle-aged people. But as drug use — namely, opiates — becomes more popular, it’s now prevalent among those in their late 20s and early 30s.

“It’s a very strong virus,” said STAP Executive Director John Barry. “It lives for a long time outside the body, and it’s easy to transmit it.”

Barry said there are ways to prevent it, including syringe exchanges and using new equipment for each injection.

Read on: How to stop Hepatitis C from spreading?

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