Health Minister Terry Lake on Thursday announced a $5-million study that will look at how to reduce the spread of hepatitis C among intravenous drug users, sex workers and men who have sex with men. It will concentrate on people who have already taken medication that clears them of the hepatitis C virus, but who could be reinfected if they have blood-to-blood contact with another person. They will be encouraged to prevent that by using condoms, not sharing needles and taking part in support programs through Vancouver Coastal Health, one of the five organizations involved in the program.
22 April 2016 | Vancouver Sun
Interview with Eberhard Schatz, one of the two coordinators of Correlation, the European social inclusion and health network.
14 April 2016 | BioMed Central blogs
Experts had estimated incidence at around 10,000. However, the report puts the number suffering from chronic Hepatitis C at over 80,000. Many of those infected are unaware of the fact and could pass it on to others.
01 April 2016 | Radio Prague
"PrEP is indeed a step forward in HIV-prevention, but like anything new and shiny, it’s having systemic teething issues in our community. This article was not written to lecture those who have a passion for barebacking on or off PrEP (that is entirely your decision and you should feel empowered in whatever you do) merely I needed to voice concerns to those on the fence, to those who are unsure of whether to dive in to a condom-free world, to those who may or may not be on PrEP and aren’t willing to abandon condoms just yet."
29 March 2016 | Same Same
Médecins du Monde (MdM) and Treatment Action Group (TAG) are pleased to announce the launch of mapCrowd (www.mapCrowd.org), an innovative online resource and data collection platform for gathering and sharing hepatitis C information.
09 February 2016 | Treatment Action Group
The number of reported newly acquired hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among hemodialysis patients is growing, the CDC said. In an announcement posted on its website late Wednesday, the CDC said it was contacted about 36 cases of acute HCV infections at 19 different clinics, and that in nine of those clinics, HCV transmission was found to occur between patients.
29 January 2016 | MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
Half of known injecting drug users are at risk of contracting Hepatitis C, Public Health Wales has warned. It said so-called legal highs had been "a real game changer" and the health risk was becoming a "substantial" problem.
03 January 2016 | BBC News
More than one in nine people with hepatitis C in Canada spend time in a correctional facility each year and researchers said this presents a unique opportunity to focus hepatitis C prevention and control efforts in incarcerated populations.
17 December 2015 | EurekAlert (press release)
The previous survey, conducted in 2008, set the overall infection rate at 10%, compared to the 7% reported by the survey announced on Monday. This puts the total number of hepatitis-C cases at approximately 3.5 million, and the number of hepatitis-B cases at 800,000, according to the survey results.
09 December 2015 | Daily News Egypt
This hot topic describes the different components of hepatitis C control, including diagnosis, treatment and prevention. It reviews the place of harm reduction, which up to now has been the mainstay of hepatitis C control, and what could be game-changing additions to this armoury, in the form of new treatments for people already infected.
27 November 2015 | Drug & Alcohol Findings