Tackling Youth Substance Abuse: Hepatitis C

TYSA is a leading non-profit advocate in educating youth on the dangers of substance abuse, including the transmission of the life-altering disease Hepatitis C. 

People who inject drugs are at high risk for contracting HCV. Nearly 6000 persons 30 and younger were newly reported to NYC Health Department with HCV between 2009 and 2014. In 2014 among all boroughs, SI had highest rate of newly reported hepC in people under 30


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