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  • First European Conference on Hepatitis C and Drug Use, Berlin, 23-24 October 2014

    One of the highlights during the conference will be the presentation of the 'Berlin Declaration', a pressing call to national and European policy makers, to ensure better access and quality of HCV treatment for the most marginalised groups and individuals.

    07 April 2014 | EATG
  • Eliminating hepatitis C – an ambitious but achievable goal

    Modelling undertaken both internationally and within Australia suggests that a treatment-as-prevention approach using DAAs, combined with effective harm reduction strategies – such as needle and syringe and methadone programs – could markedly reduce hepatitis C prevalence over the next 15 years and eventually eliminate the virus.

    28 March 2014 | The Conversation
  • HIV Transmission Bottleneck Offers Clue to HCV Epidemic in HIV+ MSM

    HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) who had a broad HIV transmission bottleneck were more likely to become infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) during follow-up, according to results of a 558-man analysis in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS).

    06 March 2014 | NATAP
  • Fewer Americans are living with hepatitis C, because more have died

    The number of Americans who are infected with hepatitis C is falling, but that’s probably because more people who have been sickened by the virus are dying as a result, government researchers reported Monday.

    04 March 2014 | Los Angeles Times
  • Slings, Slamming and Chem-sex

    This blog is definitely not for the faint-hearted: if you're easily offended, please stop reading now! For those of you who would like to have a greater understanding of a new subculture which is rapidly emerging nationwide and internationally, and fuelling the transmission of STIs, HIV, hepatitis C, however ... then please read on.

    11 February 2014 | Huffington Post UK
  • Canada installs first ever crack-pipe vending machines

    A Canadian NGO has installed crack pipe vending machines in the city of Vancouver in a bid to curb the spread of HIV and hepatitis among users.

    10 February 2014 | The Independent
  • Georgia Launches Programme to Curb Hepatitis

    Under a nationwide programme which Georgia’s government has launched to tackle hepatitis C, 10,000 people will become eligible for subsidised medicines, and treatment will be free in the prison system, where the disease is common.

    10 February 2014 | Institiute for War & Peace Reporting
  • Meth: interview with DJ Fat Tony on sex party drug behind HIV rise in London gay scene

    Follow-up interview to http://www.channel4.com/news/crystal-meth-hiv-gay-men-london-sex-parties with gay scene DJ Fat Tony on increases in meth injection in gay men in London. "These are not street addicts - I know doctors, practitioners, lawyers- this is injection of a recreational drug."

    31 January 2014 | Channel 4 News
  • Prevalence of hepatitis C infection found to vary widely among Hispanics

    The first study of hepatitis C infection among different Hispanic groups in the U.S. has found that infection with the virus varies widely, with Puerto Rican Hispanics much more likely than other groups to be infected.

    14 January 2014 | Medical Xpress
  • Patient catches hepatitis C in Edinburgh hospital

    NHS Lothian is trying to find the source of the infection but believes it is likely to have come from cross-contamination in the accident and emergency department of Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in July.

    30 December 2013 | The Scotsman
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