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  • Hepatitis A

    Hepatitis A virus can cause a short-term, or acute, illness, which normally lasts 10 to 14 days. It has no long-term, or chronic, phase. People with hepatitis...

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  • Hepatitis vaccinations

    Effective vaccinations are available to protect against hepatitis A and hepatitis B. There is currently no vaccine against hepatitis C. All people with HIV should have these vaccinations unless...

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    This booklet gives information for people with HIV who also have hepatitis A, hepatitis B or hepatitis C....

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  • Health warning for gay men over Hepatitis A outbreak at World Pride in Madrid

    Public Health England has issued a warning to gay men after an outbreak of hepatitis A. The health body issued an urgent warning to those planning on attending World Pride in Madrid later this month, encouraging them to visit their genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic to request the vaccine. Those not travelling to World Pride are advised to ask about vaccination at their next sexual health check-up.

    21 June 2017 | PinkNews
  • WHO warns hep-A outbreak may be exacerbated by gay pride season

    An outbreak of hepatitis A has spread over the past year among gay men in Europe, the United States and Chile, and upcoming gay pride events and a vaccine shortage could worsen the situation, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

    08 June 2017 | Reuters
  • Portugal hepatitis A outbreak: 'Far from controlled'

    In a follow-up to the hepatitis A outbreak in Portugal, the Director General of Health reported the case tally has grown to 138 since the beginning of the year, according to an MSN Notocias report (computer translated). And the outbreak is considered from from being under control.

    10 April 2017 | Outbreak News Today
  • Portugal reports hepatitis A outbreak, most cases in Lisbon

    The cases are predominately being seen in Greater Lisbon and many cases are affecting men who have sex with men (MSM).

    03 April 2017 | Outbreak News Today
  • Hepatitis A outbreaks among men who have sex with men: three clusters reported across 13 countries

    Between February 2016 and February 2017, three clusters involving 287 confirmed cases of hepatitis A (HAV) have been reported across 13 EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Most of the notified cases were among men who have sex with men (MSM) who had not been vaccinated against HAV.

    28 February 2017 | ECDC
  • Health experts concerned by rise in hepatitis A among gay and bisexual men

    A simple vaccine is available to prevent infection.

    01 February 2017 | Gay Star News
  • Booster Shots Needed for People with HIV?

    Previous research indicates people with HIV have a reduced immune response to most vaccines, but how does immune response hold up over time—and what are the implications for re-vaccinating with “booster shots”?

    26 January 2014 | BETA blog
  • Hepatitis A vaccination in children under 2 remains effective for 10 years

    Vaccination against the hepatitis A virus (HAV) in children two years of age and younger remains effective for at least ten years, according to new research available in the August issue of Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. The study found that any transfer of the mother's HAV antibodies does not lower the child's immune response to the vaccine.

    10 August 2012 | EurekAlert
  • Third of the world infected with hepatitis: WHO

    Around one third of the global population, or 2 billion people, have been infected with one of the viruses that causes the liver disease hepatitis, which kills about a million victims annually, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

    27 July 2011 | Reuters
  • Copy of Hep A Immune Response Mystery Has Implications for Hep C Research

    A surprising finding in a study comparing hepatitis C virus (HCV) with hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections in chimpanzees sheds new light on the nature of the body’s immune response to these viruses.

    21 June 2011 | Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report
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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.

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