UK Project Aims to Rid Perry County of Hepatitis C

A University of Kentucky project aimed at ridding Perry County of hepatitis C has received a $15 million federal grant, and $50 million in donated drug treatments that can cure the disease.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that the grant will include more support for the county’s needle exchange program and access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder through Behavioral Health Group, a local treatment center.

It will also pay for case management, such as help with housing or unemployment.

Source: MG News

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