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Another outbreak related to the nation's opioid crisis: hepatitis C

The nation’s opioid epidemic has unleashed a secondary outbreak: the rampant spread of hepatitis C. New cases of the liver disease have nearly tripled nationwide in just a few years, driven largely by the use of needles among drug users in their 20s and 30s, spawning a new generation of hepatitis C patients..

12 hours ago
Washington Post
Egypt launches aggressive campaign to stamp out hepatitis C

Egypt has the highest rate of hepatitis C in the world. Now the country has undertaken an aggressive campaign to stamp out the disease, both domestically and abroad.

06 October 2017
Hep C: An end in sight?

Despite its prevalence, hepatitis C has long been under-prioritised by health services. But could new drugs and a new commitment from the NHS mean we may finally see this killer condition eradicated?

05 October 2017
Drink & Drug News
Hepatitis C Drug’s Lower Cost Paves Way For Medicaid, Prisons To Expand Treatment

Valerie Green is still waiting to be cured. The Delaware resident was diagnosed with hepatitis C more than two years ago, but she doesn’t qualify yet for the Medicaid program’s criteria for treatment with a new class of highly effective but pricey drugs. The recent approval of a less expensive drug that generally cures hepatitis C in just eight weeks may make it easier for more insurers and correctional facilities to expand treatment.

05 October 2017
Kaiser Health News
The Hepatitis Drug Market Is Worse Than Wall Street Realises

Slowing hepatitis C drug sales have taken a bite out of Gilead's share price.This is a smart retreat for Merck and J&J. The HCV market is well past its peak. Both of their new therapies would have been very late; AbbVie and Gilead both had new drugs approved this year. Their best hope likely would have been to compete on price in a market that's been warring over price for a while.

04 October 2017
Is HCV Drug Development Nearing Its End?

The FDA recently approved two new combination regimens for hepatitis C, raising the question of whether further drug development is warranted in this area. Experts agree, however, that more remains to be done in terms of implementation: getting everyone at risk screened for HCV infection, and getting those who test positive on effective treatment.

02 October 2017
MedPage Today
VA models provide guidance for care of hepatitis C infection

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed models of care that can be used to reduce the overall burden of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

28 September 2017
Medical Xpress
No, there isn’t a hepatitis cure ‘for hipsters’ with a £35,000 price tag and own clothing line

A new hepatitis C drug costing ‘just’ £2,000-a-month for 18 months (£36,000) was ‘launched’ on the web with a fancy video and young people showing off the new ‘exclusive’ drug to cure hepatitis C.

27 September 2017
Gay men with hepatitis C are suffering stigma not seen since the HIV/AIDS crisis

It seems that hepatitis C has taken on the stigma and fear that HIV once carried. But as an illness that also disproportionately affects gay and bisexual men, it seems that awareness and education remains woefully low.

25 September 2017
Viral Hepatitis kills more people than HIV, malaria or tuberculosis

According to the Global Burden of Disease study released today, deaths caused by viral hepatitis have surpassed all chronic infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.

18 September 2017
World Hepatitis Alliance
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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