New York’s Unusual Law Is Boosting Hepatitis C Testing

"It’s a long term investment that prevents untreated patients from suffering severe liver damage, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and a host of other costly conditions linked to hepatitis C." When doctors told Tina Harris that she was infected with hepatitis C, she didn’t know what to think. Other than the few commercials she’d seen on TV, Harris said she hadn’t heard much about the disease. The 52-year-old works at a church in the Bedford Stuyvesant ...