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  • Hepatitis B

    The majority of people with hepatitis B do not have any symptoms.It is recommended that people living with HIV are tested and vaccinated for hepatitis...

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  • Hepatitis B

    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is an infection that can cause severe liver damage, sometimes resulting in death. Hepatitis B is very common around the world, particularly in Africa, the...

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  • Hepatitis B treatment

    Treatments are available if your immune system does not naturally clear hepatitis B infection. The aims of hepatitis B treatment include stopping HBV reproduction, reducing liver inflammation and...

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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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  • HIV & hepatitis

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

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  • ECDC estimate: Around 9 million Europeans are affected by chronic hepatitis B or C

    An estimated 4.7 million Europeans are living with chronic hepatitis B and almost 4 million with chronic hepatitis C infection. But large numbers of them are not aware of their infection as they have not yet been diagnosed. On of World Hepatitis Day, ECDC Director Andrea Ammon highlights the need for Europe to scale-up coverage of testing, prevention interventions and linkage to suitable treatment services to achieve the target of eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030.

    14 hours ago | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Liver Cancer is What Killed Jailed Chinese Dissident Lu Xiaobo

    The dissident’s plight has come under a global spotlight amid allegations from his supporters that Liu fell gravely ill because his cancer was not detected or treated while he was in prison. Prison authorities said Liu, who also had a history with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) received monthly check-ups and had “no abnormal conditions” before the liver cancer diagnosis.

    17 July 2017 | Hepmag
  • Government accused of being '20 years too late' with Hepatitis B vaccinations for babies

    The Government has been accused of being “20 years too late” with the introduction of a compulsory Hepatitis vaccination scheme for newborn babies for the first time this autumn. Paul Desmond, the executive director of the Hepatitis B Foundation, also told The Independent that politicians had a “psychological blindness” over its failure to test and treat migrants for the Hepatitis B virus when they arrive in the UK.

    10 July 2017 | The Independent
  • Air Force: As many as 135 patients may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis at Al Udeid clinic, Qatar

    Improperly-cleaned medical equipment at the clinic at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar may have exposed as many as 135 patients to blood-borne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis B and C over an eight-year period.

    20 June 2017 | Air Force Times
  • Graphene sensor could speed hepatitis diagnosis

    Researchers in the UK and China are joining forces to develop a graphene-based sensor for on-the-spot diagnosis of hepatitis A, B and C. Particularly useful in areas with a high incidence of the highly infectious liver disease, such as China, the sensor could help stop the spread of hepatitis by speeding up diagnosis and allowing treatment to start more quickly.

    19 May 2017 | The Engineer
  • EASL 2017 Clinical Practice Guidelines on the management of hepatitis B virus infection

    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remains a global public health problem with changing epidemiology due to several factors including vaccination policies and migration. This Clinical Practice Guideline presents updated recommendations for the optimal management of HBV infection.

    24 April 2017 | EASL
  • New hepatitis data highlight need for urgent global response

    New WHO data reveal that an estimated 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The WHO Global hepatitis report, 2017 indicates that the large majority of these people lack access to life-saving testing and treatment. As a result, millions of people are at risk of a slow progression to chronic liver disease, cancer, and death.

    21 April 2017 | World Health Organization
  • WHO guidelines on hepatitis B and C testing

    These are the first WHO guidelines on testing for chronic HBV and HCV infection and complement published guidance by WHO on the prevention, care and treatment of chronic hepatitis C and hepatitis B infection. These guidelines outline the public health approach to strengthening and expanding current testing practices for HBV and HCV, and are intended for use across age groups and populations.

    21 February 2017 | World Health Organization
  • European Commission Grants Marketing Authorization for Gilead’s Vemlidy® (Tenofovir Alafenamide, TAF) for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection

    Vemlidy® is the First New Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis B Infection to be Approved in the European Union in Nearly a Decade

    12 January 2017 | Gilead press release
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Gilead’s Vemlidy® (Tenofovir Alafenamide) for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection

    Gilead Sciences, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vemlidy® (tenofovir alafenamide, TAF) 25mg, a once-daily treatment for adults with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection with compensated liver disease.

    11 November 2016 | Gilead press release
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