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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 semen, rectal mucus or blood.Many gay men with HIV have picked...

    From: The basics

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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...

    From: Booklets

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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

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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...

    From: The basics

    Information level Level 1

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    It’s Sunday afternoon and it’s raining. I’m bored and horny. However, I’ve got £20 left over from the night before and this will be enough...

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  • The Hepatitis C Trust and NAT respond to spit hoods debate

    The Hepatitis C Trust and NAT (National AIDS Trust) have expressed concern about recent press coverage around the use of ‘spit hoods’ by police forces in the UK that has focused on their supposed value in preventing hepatitis C and HIV transmission.

    28 February 2017 | Hepatitis C Trust
  • Slamming booklet uses provocative 'Tom of Finland' images in safer injecting guide for gay men

    This publication is adapted from a groundbreaking Dutch publication Slammen Do’s and Don’ts first published by Mainline Foundation in January 2016. The UK edition was adapted by Andrew Preston and Roy Jones, and superbly illustrated in the style of Tom of Finland by Michael Linnell.

    06 February 2017 | Exchange Supplies
  • Hepatitis C Sheds Enough in the Rectum to Transmit Through Anal Sex

    Researchers have come up with the first direct evidence that enough hepatitis C virus (HCV) sheds into the rectums of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) to transmit directly to another man’s penis during anal sex, even when no blood is present.

    30 November 2016 | Poz
  • Decriminalization is a public health strategy

    We can’t end the viral hepatitis epidemics unless we end the war on drug users.

    18 October 2016 | Treatment Action Group
  • Elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030: What's needed and how do we get there?

    This first European Action Plan provides an important driver to aid countries in their fight against viral hepatitis, to which ECDC had the opportunity to contribute directly. Currently, the available surveillance data show ongoing transmission of hepatitis in Europe and in order to interrupt this chain and to prevent further infections, European countries need to strengthen local prevention and control practices as outlined in the plan.

    04 October 2016 | European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
  • Nottinghamshire dentist Desmond D'Mello struck off by General Dental Council

    A dentist who sparked "the biggest NHS patient recall in history" is struck off.

    19 August 2016 | BBC Health
  • 22.6m Nigerians suffering from Hepatitis

    The Federal Government yesterday said that over 22.6 million Nigerians were currently living with Hepatitis, with about 30 percent unaware of their status and not taking appropriate measures.

    02 August 2016 | Vanguard
  • Could hepatitis C treatments help prevent virus transmission?

    In a study looking specifically at HCV infection rates in HIV-positive gay men, the researchers found the proportion of HIV positive gay men with HCV increased slightly from 2004 to 2011, and that current treatment rates were unlikely to reduce HCV transmission over time.

    19 May 2016 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Outside the biomedical box of hepatitis C research

    Interview with Magdalena Harris, Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, on how she came to work with viral hepatitis, how the field has been changing, and what new research is called for.

    17 May 2016 | BioMed Central blogs
  • The Drugs Consensus Is Not Pretty - It's Been Ripped Apart at the Seams

    The UNGASS was certainly not a success for the defenders of the status quo. The consensus on punitive prohibition has been well and truly ripped apart at the seams. This UNGASS demonstrates the impact civil society pressure can achieve. The drug policy reform movement will continue to grow into a formidable global social movement towards 2019. The collective demand for change will grow ever louder leading to sustainable and seismic break-throughs at national, regional and ultimately UN levels.

    04 May 2016 | International Drug Policy Consortium
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