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  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    ‘Game-changing’ infection therapies plus harm reduction ‘flood’ would roll back hepatitis C epidemic
    Drug & Alcohol Findings | 27 November 2015

    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.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Morocco without hepatitis C in 2020
    Morocco World News | 27 November 2015

    The Moroccan minister of health said “Morocco without hepatitis C” is the aim for the North African country. The announcement came as Houceine El Ouardi announced a Moroccan generic brand medication for Hepatitis C will be available for purchase from December 10.

  • Prevention of mother-to-child transmission
    Saving lives saves money: preventing mother-to-child HIV infection saves NHS £3.1 billion
    BHIVA press release | 27 November 2015

    More than 5,000 babies across the UK have avoided being born with HIV in the last 15 years, because of the care received by their mothers before, during and after childbirth, according to figures announced today by the British HIV Association (BHIVA).

  • People who inject drugs
    Evan Wood—bringing change to addiction medicine
    The Lancet | 27 November 2015

    Wood's interest in addiction medicine grew out of his research on how best to provide antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to treat HIV in people who inject drugs (IDUs).

  • Health services and systems
    Profile: British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
    The Lancet | 27 November 2015

    The vision and dedication of director Julio Montaner, his team, and support from British Columbia politicians past and present, have seen HIV rates in BC plummet from more than 800 new cases per year in the 1990s to their current low of under 250—the lowest rate in Canada.

  • Hepatitis and HIV
    NIH publishes criteria for research on organ transplantation between people with HIV infection
    National Institutes of Health | 27 November 2015

    ​In a Federal Register notice on Nov. 25, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published safeguards and criteria for research to assess the safety and effectiveness of solid organ transplantation from donors with HIV infection to recipients with HIV infection.

  • Finance and funding
    Modeling the global HIV treatment funding gap for 2020 targets
    EurekAlert | 27 November 2015

    With currently projected funding, countries around the world are unlikely to achieve the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS 90-90-90 treatment target according to a modeling study publishing this week in PLOS Medicine.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    UK: Hep C patients to get NHS access to three new therapies
    Pharma Times | 27 November 2015

    Patients with hepatitis C living in England and Wales could get ‘routine’ access to three new treatments - Gilead’s Harvoni, AbbVie’s Viekirax and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Daklinza - after cost-regulators NICE approved their use on the National Health Service.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Pricey HCV Drugs Worth the Cost
    MedPage Today | 27 November 2015

    Reductions in disease complications and quality health gains offset drug costs in simulation model.

  • Recreational drug use
    Having a moral panic about chemsex? Here’s why it’s not as bad as you think
    The Independent | 26 November 2015

    There’s no clear evidence to connect the rise in HIV infection to gay sex parties fuelled by drugs – and it can help groups of men to bond.

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