Boomers’ Drug Use Pushes Hepatitis Deaths Past HIV, Study Finds

Deaths attributed to hepatitis in the U.S. rose during the past decade to surpass those from HIV, posing a future public health burden as most people aren’t aware they are infected. The baby boom generation, those born from 1946 to 1964, are the most at Full Story »

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Julia Hirt
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by Julia Hirt - Feb. 21, 2012

This article discusses the prevalence of Hepatitis among the Baby Boomer generation, those born from 1946-1964. As a whole, the piece is very well written and there is little evidence of stereotypes present. However, a quote from John Ward, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's hepatitis division, says, "Injection drug use was frequent in this age group, and even one-time exposure to injection drug use carries a high risk." This excerpt proves to be stereotypical because it implies that the majority of baby boomers use or have used injection drugs before. This stereotyping matters because there are other ways to contract hepatitis and those should be addresseProxy-Connection: keep-alive Cache-Control: max-age=0 2C not just drug use.

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