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Many European countries are not ready to stop viral hepatitis

Many European countries lack a comprehensive policy to eliminate viral hepatitis as a major public health threat, according to a patient group-based survey implemented in 25 countries. The Hep-CORE study was coordinated by ISGlobal - an institution supported by the "la Caixa" Foundation - and led by the European Liver Patient's Association.

Published
19 April 2018
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Lymphoma incidence 15 times higher in HIV/HCV coinfection

Lymphoma incidence 15 times higher in HIV/HCV coinfectionHealioThe incidence of lymphoma — Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin — was up to 15 times higher among patients with HIV monoinfection and HIV/hepatitis C virus coinfection compared with the general population, according to findings presented at the International Liver Congress.

Published
16 April 2018
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Healio
Linkage to care specialist facilitates access to hepatitis C treatment for people who inject drugs

A longitudinal study involving more than 1,000 individuals reports promising role for linkage to care specialists in expanding access to hepatitis C treatment for people who inject drugs. Almost 50% of patients referred to a medical practitioner made it to their first appointment and that 60% of those seen were initiated on treatment.

Published
13 April 2018
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
How Well Do Docs Manage Potential Conflicts Between Hep C and HIV Meds?

A recent study of Dutch clinicians found that they generally did a good job of preventing drug-drug interactions.

Published
10 April 2018
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Poz
What’s Hepatitis C Reinfection Got to Do With It?

Ending the epidemic is going to require addressing the fact that certain individuals are at high risk of reinfection - in other words, when someone cured of the virus contracts it again. Reinfection is particularly likely to occur among individuals who are currently engaging in the kind of high-risk practices that spread the virus.

Published
03 April 2018
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Poz
Spread of Hep C Is on the Rise Among French Gay & Bi Men With HIV

This is occurring despite the fact that hepatitis C is increasingly being cured among the French HIV population.

Published
26 March 2018
From
Poz
Eliminating Hepatitis C in England

England will not fulfil its commitment to elimination of hepatitis C by 2030 unless the number of people diagnosed and initiated onto treatment is greatly increased.

Published
23 March 2018
From
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Liver Health
Systematic Hep C Test-and-Treat Lowers Rate in Gay Men With HIV

A Swiss research program tested for and treated hep C in a large cohort of HIV-positive men who have sex with men over time.

Published
22 March 2018
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Poz
How HIV Alters Cells May Facilitate Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C

A new study identifies key changes that HIV makes to Langerhans cells in the mucosal lining of the rectum.

Published
22 March 2018
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Poz
Newly Discovered HCV Subtype is Resistant to Antiviral Treatment

A newly discovered hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 subtype harbors multiple resistance-associated mutations that combine to block therapeutic effect of NS5A inhibitor direct-acting antivirals (DAAs).

Published
21 March 2018
From
MD Magazine
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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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