Soumitri Barua

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The aim of this study was to systematically evaluate state Medicaid policies for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection with sofosbuvir in the United States. Medicaid reimbursement criteria for sofosbuvir were evaluated in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The authors searched state Medicaid Web sites between 23 June and 7 December(More)
TO THE EDITOR: We are alarmed by McCance-Katz and Valdiserri's statements that “the best outcomes occur in persons who have ceased injection and other drug use,” Medicaid restrictions based on drug and alcohol criteria are “necessary due to the high cost of hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment,” and persons with a history of injection drug use should be(More)
SUMMARY We describe an unusual case of heterosexual HIV transmission between two brothers within a family, due to a locally prevalent social custom of remarriage of the elder brother's widow, to the younger brother. This case of HIV secondary transmission, which could possibly have been stopped at certain points by better understanding and awareness about(More)
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