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ACLU of Colorado files lawsuit against Pueblo’s ban on needle exchange programs
“PUEBLO, Colo. — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Colorado has filed a lawsuit against the City of Pueblo, seeking to halt enforcement of the city’s ban on needle exchange programs.”

SYNC2024 Viral Hepatitis Policy and Syndemic Approaches
“In our first update from SYNC2024, Director Miguel Gomez discusses viral hepatitis with his OIDP colleagues Jessica Deerin and Darcy …”

Two SAMHSA Minority AIDS Initiative Funding Opportunities Support Integration of Infectious Disease Services in Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment
“The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently issued two funding opportunities supported by the Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI). In one, SAMHSA is seeking applications for $5.7 million to support substance use prevention and treatment services that adopt a syndemic approach for racial and ethnic minority individuals at risk for or living with HIV. In the other, SAMHSA announced the availability of $2.6 million to expand the number of programs delivering integrated, primary care, behavioral health, infectious disease, and harm reduction services to people experiencing unsheltered homelessness using a portable clinical care approach.”

Armored CAR-T Therapy Shows Promise for Liver Cancer
“A next-generation armored CAR-T therapy called C-CAR031 led to regression of liver tumors in more than half of patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma, rising to 75% for those who received the highest dose, according to study results presented Tuesday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting (ASCO 2024).”

Francis Collins’s New Project: Eliminate Hepatitis C
“The Christian doctor and researcher sees a “moral imperative” in destroying a curable fatal illness. Other countries are on track to erase it, but not the United States.”