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  • Sexually transmitted infections

    This section contains a brief explanation of how common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are passed on, their symptoms and their treatment. STIs can be caused by bacteria, viruses...

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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...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • 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...

    From: The basics

    Information level Level 1
  • 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...

    From: The basics

    Information level Level 1
  • 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...

    From: HIV treatments directory

    Information level Level 4

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  • AIDS expert to head $5-million research efforts on hepatitis C

    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
  • Hepatitis C: Let’s not forget ‘prevention as prevention’

    Interview with Eberhard Schatz, one of the two coordinators of Correlation, the European social inclusion and health network.

    14 April 2016 | BioMed Central blogs
  • Study: Czech incidence of hepatitis C eight times higher than previously believed

    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
  • OPINION: Our post-PrEP world needs a reality check

    "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
  • mapCrowd: an online data collection platform for hepatitis C information

    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
  • HCV on the Rise in Dialysis Patients, CDC Warns

    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 injecting drug users in Wales at Hepatitis C risk

    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
  • Hepatitis C prevention, control efforts should focus on incarcerated individuals

    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)
  • Survey shows hepatitis infection rates falling: Health Minister

    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
  • ‘Game-changing’ infection therapies plus harm reduction ‘flood’ would roll back hepatitis C epidemic

    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
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