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December 2005 Heptalk Listserv Archive

Includes: 1. Substance Use and Migrant Labor: Part Two 2. Effects of hepatitis C virus co-infection on survival in veterans with HIV treated with Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy. 3. Integrating Hepatitis, STD, and HIV Services into a Drug Rehabilitation Program. 4. The impact of barriers to Hepatitis C virus treatment in recovering heroin users maintained on methadone.

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October 2005 Heptalk Listserv Archive

In this edition, we offer resources and information about water and sanitation issues. Fecal-to-oral transmission, via contaminated water, food, or other objects, is the principal means of spreading HAV, the virus that causes Hepatitis A.

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August 2005 HepTalk Listserv Archive

We began in July with information about substance abuse among migrant workers. The current edition is Harm Reduction Strategies for HCV Substance Abusers. Potential substance abuse treatment sites and resources for migrants will follow in September.

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November 2005 Heptalk Listserv Archive

"Substance Use and Migrant Labor, Part One" The number of substances reported “ever used” by 127 farm workers in a study conducted in three southern states (Inscription in Drug Use among Farm Workers) ranged from one (17 persons) to ten/more (6 persons)

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September/October 2005 HepTalk Listserv Archive

We are finishing a three part series on substance abuse and Hepatitis B and C.

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January 2006 Heptalk Listserv Archive

The following links and and articles are available In the January Listserv: 1. Links to the full text of the ACIP recommendations for infants, adolescents, and children. 2. Dear Colleague Letter about New Recommendations to Prevent Perinatal HBV. Summary of the recommendations from HEP EXPRESS Viral hepatitis news from the Immunization Action Coalition Issue Number 39, January 6, 2006 3. ”Hepatitis B Vaccine Considered for All Adults from American Medical News on upcoming adult immunizations, summarizes issues that are central to the HepTalk project clinics and their clients.

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June 2005 Heptalk Listserv Archive

Our focus this month is treatment for Hepatitis B and C.

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February 2005 Heptalk Listserv Archive

Our focus this month is Hepatitis B.

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March 2005 Heptalk Listserv Archive

“Viral Hepatitis in Minority America” 2. “The Perils of Needles on the Body” 3. A listing for updated hepatitis materials from the Immunization Action Coalition 4. A listing from the IAC for new Vaccination Information Statements 5. Announcements of relevant conferences

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May 2005 Heptalk Listserv Archive

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month. In light of this, we're posting a special edition for the month of May. The Migrant Clinicians Network is happy to release the position paper "Hepatitis Screening, Immunization and Testing for Mobile Populations and Immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean." This paper clarifies standard hepatitis recommendations for these populations.

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