Hepatitis A, B and C are viral infections that can damage the liver and cause serious illnesses. Co-infection with HIV and hepatitis B or C is quite common. Safe and effective treatments are available.

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  • Liver function tests

    People living with HIV should have regular blood tests to monitor liver function.The liver plays an important role in processing drugs used to treat HIV...

    From: Factsheets

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  • Treatment for people with HIV and HCV co-infection

    In the UK, standards for HIV treatment and care are set and monitored by the British HIV Association (BHIVA), the professional association for HIV doctors and other healthcare...

    From: Booklets

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  • HIV & hepatitis

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

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  • Hepatitis B and HIV

    Hepatitis B is a blood-borne infection that is transmitted in some of the same ways as HIV.Hepatitis B can be prevented...

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  • 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...

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  • Fatty liver disease and HIV

    Fatty liver disease occurs when fat builds up in liver cells. A healthy diet and exercise can reduce your risk of fatty liver disease. There are currently no good treatments...

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  • Other tests

    Blood pressure is the force that the beating heart causes in the arteries, veins, and blood vessels that carry blood around the body. Blood pressure is measured...

    From: Booklets

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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

    Information level Level 1
  • The liver

    The liver plays an important role in how the body processes anti-HIV drugs.Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver and is relatively common in people with...

    From: Factsheets

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  • Hepatitis and other liver disease

    The liver has many important functions in the body. For people with HIV, it plays a vital role in processing the drugs used to treat HIV. Some...

    From: Booklets

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  • HIV and hepatitis co-infection

    Hepatitis is a viral infection that affects your liver. Some types – hepatitis B and C – can cause long-term, serious health problems. Many people with HIV...

    From: Booklets

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  • 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

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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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  • Moving on with my life: Getting cured of hepatitis C

    Interviews with people who have had successful treatment for hepatitis C & what it means for them. Made for the annual conference of the London Joint Working Group on Substance Use & Hepatitis C, Held at The Guildhall London on 3 December 2018.

    07 December 2018 | YouTube
  • Millions flock to free tests as Egypt seeks to eradicate hepatitis C

    Egypt, which has the highest rate of hepatitis C in the world, is carrying out an unprecedented campaign to detect and treat the disease in a bid to eliminate it by 2022. It aims to test the entire adult population — about 50 million people.

    06 December 2018 | Reuters
  • Liver transplant from HIV+ living donor to negative recipient: the unanswered questions

    A lifesaving partial liver transplant from an HIV-infected mother to her uninfected child – the first of its kind – was conducted last year at the University of the Witwatersrand’s Donald Gordon Medical Centre in Johannesburg. More than a year later, both mother and child are doing well. But the crucial question of the child’s HIV infection status remains unanswered. And we don’t expect to have a definitive answer any time soon.

    29 November 2018 | The Conversation
  • Eliminating Hepatitis: A unique opportunity that shouldn't be missed

    Micro-elimination seeks to eliminate HCV in particular target populations, permitting rapid, focused action. It can also address inequities in service delivery by concentrating health system attention on stigmatised groups. Initiatives aimed at specific risk groups, such as men who have sex with men, migrants and drug users, already exist for HIV in so-called ‘Fast-Track’ cities, such as Amsterdam and Madrid and need to be adapted to include hepatitis.

    22 November 2018 | The Parliament Magazine
  • PHE and NHSE launch national drive to trace hepatitis C patients

    Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England have launched a national exercise to identify and treat patients who have been previously diagnosed with hepatitis C.

    21 November 2018 | GOV.UK
  • USA: Over two million people living with hepatitis C from 2013 to 2016

    Megan G. Hofmeister, M.D., M.P.H., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed 2013 to 2016 data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to estimate the prevalence of HCV in the noninstitutionalized civilian population.

    08 November 2018 | Medical Xpress
  • Hep C: Have men who have sex with men (MSM) reached a turning point?

    As men who have sex with men (MSM) are treated for their Hep C, a treatment as prevention approach becomes possible. Once a patient has cleared their Hep C, they cannot pass it on.

    05 May 2018 | Gay Times
  • Lymphoma incidence 15 times higher in HIV/HCV coinfection

    Lymphoma incidence 15 times higher in HIV/HCV coinfectionHealioThe incidence of lymphoma — Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin — was up to 15 times higher among patients with HIV monoinfection and HIV/hepatitis C virus coinfection compared with the general population, according to findings presented at the International Liver Congress.

    16 April 2018 | Healio
  • What’s Hepatitis C Reinfection Got to Do With It?

    Ending the epidemic is going to require addressing the fact that certain individuals are at high risk of reinfection - in other words, when someone cured of the virus contracts it again. Reinfection is particularly likely to occur among individuals who are currently engaging in the kind of high-risk practices that spread the virus.

    03 April 2018 | Poz
  • Spread of Hep C Is on the Rise Among French Gay & Bi Men With HIV

    This is occurring despite the fact that hepatitis C is increasingly being cured among the French HIV population.

    26 March 2018 | Poz
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