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  • Hepatitis C

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

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • HIV & hepatitis

    This booklet gives information for people with HIV who also have hepatitis A, hepatitis B or hepatitis C....

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • Hepatitis C and HIV

    Hepatitis C is a blood-borne infection that is transmitted in some of the same ways as HIV.Over time untreated hepatitis C...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • 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

    Information level Level 1
  • Hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C is a serious infection caused by a virus.It damages the liver, which performs essential functions in the body.Some people have hepatitis C for...

    From: The basics

    Information level Level 1
  • Hepatitis C treatment

    Deciding on the best time to take treatment for hepatitis C is not straightforward.It’s important to get support and advice to help you with this...

    From: The basics

    Information level Level 1
  • 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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    Information level Level 1

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  • Systematic Hep C Test-and-Treat Lowers Rate in Gay Men With HIV

    A Swiss research program tested for and treated hep C in a large cohort of HIV-positive men who have sex with men over time.

    22 hours ago | Poz
  • International HCV transmission in European MSM requires DAA scale-up

    In Switzerland, men who have sex with men from other countries likely account for about one-quarter acute hepatitis C infections, according to a study presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, also known as CROI. The researchers recommend joint European scale-up schemes for DAA therapy.

    13 March 2018 | Healio
  • Acute HCV spontaneous clearance rates low among HIV coinfected

    Most patients with HIV who become infected with hepatitis C will not clear the infection spontaneously and face a chronic course, according to a study presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, also known as CROI. The researchers advocate for amended direct-acting drug labels and guidelines to allow usage of DAA therapy during the acute phase of HCV in high-risk individuals.

    13 March 2018 | Healio
  • WHO urges countries to scale up hepatitis C treatment

    A new WHO report shows that the annual number of people receiving hepatitis C cure increased from around 1 million in 2015 to 1.5 million in 2016. However, global access to hepatitis C treatment remains uneven, with Egypt and Pakistan accounting for about half of all people starting direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment to cure hepatitis C in 2016.

    09 March 2018 | World Health Organization
  • Among Those With HIV, Certain Factors Lower Chance of Curing Hep C

    These include a low CD4 count, having cirrhosis and taking certain hep C drug regimens.

    06 February 2018 | Poz
  • Managing the Fruits of HCV Cure: How Much Care do the Cured Need?

    An additional dimension of HCV infection about which our knowledge has dramatically expanded is the potential for extrahepatic morbidity and mortality associated with HCV infection, and the opportunity to ameliorate or prevent such outcomes by effecting virologic cure — problems such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, renal disease, cryoglobulinemia, lymphoma and others.

    22 January 2018 | Healio
  • Deaths Rates of Liver Cirrhosis Exceed Those of 5 Major Cancers

    A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that liver cirrhosis mortality is greater than that of five major cancers, implying the development of appropriate interventions to treat or prevent liver cirrhosis must be prioritized.

    23 October 2017 | AASLD
  • Hep C: An end in sight?

    Despite its prevalence, hepatitis C has long been under-prioritised by health services. But could new drugs and a new commitment from the NHS mean we may finally see this killer condition eradicated?

    05 October 2017 | Drink & Drug News
  • Hepatitis C Drug’s Lower Cost Paves Way For Medicaid, Prisons To Expand Treatment

    Valerie Green is still waiting to be cured. The Delaware resident was diagnosed with hepatitis C more than two years ago, but she doesn’t qualify yet for the Medicaid program’s criteria for treatment with a new class of highly effective but pricey drugs. The recent approval of a less expensive drug that generally cures hepatitis C in just eight weeks may make it easier for more insurers and correctional facilities to expand treatment.

    05 October 2017 | Kaiser Health News
  • Gay men with hepatitis C are suffering stigma not seen since the HIV/AIDS crisis

    It seems that hepatitis C has taken on the stigma and fear that HIV once carried. But as an illness that also disproportionately affects gay and bisexual men, it seems that awareness and education remains woefully low.

    25 September 2017 | Attitude
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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