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  • How hepatitis C is passed on

    When the blood of a person who has hepatitis C enters the bloodstream of another person, that person could get hepatitis C.Tiny and unseen traces...

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  • How hepatitis C is passed on during sex

    Hepatitis C can be passed on during sex that could lead to contact with small traces of blood.Many gay men with HIV have picked up...

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  • Transmission

    HCV is mainly transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact. The sharing of needles and other drug injecting equipment, such as spoons and cotton, is the most...

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  • Hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C can cause the same types of symptoms and long-term liver damage as hepatitis B, though the two viruses are not related. Recent estimates find that...

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  • World first trials for hepatitis C wonder drug in Sydney's maximum security jails

    Two of NSW's maximum security jails are the location for a world-first trial of a new wonder drug that could stop the spread of the blood-borne disease hepatitis C through the prison populations.

    23 hours ago | Sydney Morning Herald
  • Sexual Transmission of HCV in Gay Men Should Not Be a PrEP Deterrent, Say Advocates

    After two men on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) at the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center tested positive for the hepatitis C virus (HCV), clinicians at the center penned a letter to the editor of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases calling for routine HCV testing in gay men who are currently on PrEP. The two men were among 485 HIV-negative gay men receiving PrEP at the clinic between 2011 and 2014.

    26 February 2015 | The Body
  • Hepatitis C more prevalent than HIV/AIDS or Ebola yet lacks equal attention

    More than 180 million people in the world have hepatitis C, compared with the 34 million with HIV/AIDS and the roughly 30,000 who have had Ebola. Yet very little is heard about the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the way of awareness campaigns, research.

    05 February 2015 | Medical Xpress
  • ChemSex and HCV transmission among UK MSM

    A recently published guide for health professionals (ChemSex & Hepatitis C), claiming to be based on c.500 conversations with MSM clients, offers an illuminating, ground-level account of one risk environment: events involving “ChemSex”, or the collective use of recreational drugs to enhance sexual experience. The authors claim that ChemSex parties are a growing HCV risk for MSM for three reasons: greater availability of certain non-injection drugs; increased injecting drug use; more widespread use of smartphone Apps and online “hooking-up” sites.

    03 February 2015 | BMJ Group blogs
  • Vertical transmission of HCV: The next big treatment frontier

    Novel antiviral therapies with overwhelmingly positive sustained virologic response rates have dominated headlines in hepatitis C virus for the past few years, but many experts said eradication efforts may never completely succeed until the clinical community deals with mother-to-baby transmission of the disease.

    20 January 2015 | EATG
  • First of its kind HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection guide to help curb increasing prevalence and mortality in the UK launched

    The ChemSex and hepatitis C: a discussion guide for HCPs has been developed by 56 Dean Street's David Stuart, who has a wealth of experience in providing drug addiction services to HIV/HCV co-infected MSM. The guide, endorsed by The Hepatitis C Trust, is based on over 500 conversations with MSM, aims to inform healthcare professionals and services providers across the UK around ChemSex (the use of recreational drugs for sex) and HIV/HCV co-infection to empower them to use the terminology that will most resonate with these at-risk groups, and to ensure they are being diagnosed and treated effectively.

    29 December 2014 | 56 Dean Street, via Medical News Today
  • More Evidence That HIV-Negative Gays Contract Hep C Via Sex

    Increasing evidence suggests that hepatitis C transmits sexually among HIV-negative men who have sex with men, and not just among HIV-positive MSM.

    26 December 2014 | AIDSMeds
  • Preventing hepatitis C patients from being lost in the health-care system

    A new study shows that many patients infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) are lost during different stages of health care to manage the disease. This real-life' view of the HCV patient care continuum in a major U.S. urban area highlights the importance of generating awareness among clinicians and at-risk groups about appropriate HCV testing, referral, support and care.

    19 December 2014 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Drug users targeted in bid to stop hep C transmission

    Injecting drug users will be offered a breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C as part of a Melbourne study to assess whether treating them can reduce transmission of the virus in the community.

    17 December 2014 | Sydney Morning Herald
  • Pakistani Blood Transfusions Spreading Hepatitis, HIV: Official

    Lax oversight of blood banks means about a fifth of patients in Pakistan who get regular transfusions have been infected with hepatitis, a top government health official said on Friday. Some also get HIV.

    09 December 2014 | HepatitisCNewDrugs
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