Amanda J. Noska

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For patients with both HIV/HCV coinfection and substance addiction, multidisciplinary teams can facilitate coordination of care and improve clinical outcomes. Such teams should include HIV/HCV treatment providers, mental health specialists, case managers, social workers, and substance abuse counselors.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) affects between five and seven million individuals in the United States and chronic infection can lead to liver disease, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Probation/parole offices are a novel setting for rapid HCV testing, providing outreach to populations at increased risk for HCV infection and/or transmitting HCV to others.(More)
Mycoplasma hominis septic arthritis has a well-established association with hypogammaglobulinaemia, but is rarely seen in immunocompetent hosts. An association also exists with a closed trauma and a predisposition to M hominis bone infections. In this clinical case report, a patient with M hominis osteomyelitis following a closed trauma was diagnosed using(More)
Sex exchange among incarcerated women is not well-described in the literature. Sex exchange can lead to numerous adverse health outcomes, especially when combined with individual factors (e.g., depression and homelessness) and larger systemic inequalities. The purpose of this study was to explore factors associated with having a history of sex exchange(More)
OBJECTIVE Treatment with an opioid agonist such as methadone or buprenorphine is the standard of care for opioid use disorder. Persons with opioid use disorder are frequently hospitalized, and may be undertreated due to provider misinformation regarding the legality of prescribing methadone for inpatients. Using a case-based review, this article aims to(More)
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Background Veterans are disproportionately affected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and hepatitis B virus (HBV). Homeless veterans are at particularly high risk for HIV, HCV, and HBV due to a variety of overlapping risk factors, including high rates of mental health disorders and substance use disorders. The prevalence of(More)
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest provider of hepatitis C virus (HCV) care nationally and provides health care to >200 000 homeless veterans each year. We used the VHA's Corporate Data Warehouse and HCV Clinical Case Registry to evaluate engagement in the HCV care cascade among homeless and nonhomeless veterans in VHA care in 2015. We(More)
BACKGROUND The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the country's largest provider for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The VA created the Choice Program, which allows eligible veterans to seek care from community providers, who are reimbursed by the VA. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to examine perspectives and experiences with the VA Choice(More)
Cyrus Ahalt Joseph Amon Flavia Andrade Jim Anthony Richard Armenta Shervin Assari Jeremiah Barondess Kirsten Bechtel Leo Beletsky Leo Beletsky Gina Besenyi Tina Bloom Ricky Bluthenthal Keosha Bond Jo Boufford Benjamin Bowser Anthony Braga Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein Adam Carrico Sara Chaganti David Chapin Chunhuei Chi Phillip Coffin Deborah Cohen Brian Cole(More)