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  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Hepatitis B and C - An Action Plan for Saving Lives in Europe
    European Liver Patients Association | 20 May 2015

    Last year, leading experts, institutions, patient organisations and pharmaceutical industry representatives met and agreed that the major recommendations produced between 2011 and 2014 should be compiled into one comprehensive document, to make it easier for policy makers, decision makers, civil society organisations and healthcare institutions to tackle viral hepatitis effectively.

  • Injecting drug use
    HIV Outbreak: Why Austin? Why Indiana?
    WHAS | 20 May 2015

    I think the reason we see it here is because we found it. Many areas of the country are experiencing, along with drug abuse, especially in smaller, rural towns, high unemployment, lower incomes and a lack of education. Sadly, there are places in this country where the future looks bleak

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Pricing remains main barrier to HCV eradication
    Digestive Disease Week News | 20 May 2015

    Eradication is technically feasible, Dr. Edlin said during a Monday morning AASLD Clinical Symposium, but not likely until current pricing policies change.

  • New and experimental hepatitis C treatment
    Achillion partners with J&J to develop hepatitis C drugs
    Reuters | 20 May 2015

    Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc said it will collaborate with Johnson & Johnson to develop and market its hepatitis C drugs including an oral regimen that could work on all genotypes and shorten treatment time.

  • Pharmaceutical industry
    Is Gilead Sciences Its Own Worst Enemy?
    Motley Fool | 20 May 2015

    Gilead's science is so good that it's actually destroying the company's business. Pharma companies, like most other businesses, make the bulk of their money through repeat business. Gilead, however, is doing something really no other drugmaker is doing -- namely curing patients of devastating infectious diseases.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Fighting HIV where no-one admits it's a problem
    BBC | 20 May 2015

    For years Russia has remained remarkably silent on the challenge it faces from HIV and Aids. Now that silence has been broken by an epidemiologist who has been working in the field for more than two decades - and he calls the situation "a national catastrophe".

  • Hepatitis C symptoms and diagnosis
    If I'm Cured of Hepatitis C, When Is It Safe to Drink Again?
    Healthline | 19 May 2015

    Doctors say the answer lies in whether a patient is honest about their alcohol use and how much damage the liver sustained before treatment.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Investing in hepatitis C drugs could save the economy billions, researchers suggest
    Medical News Today | 19 May 2015

    Researchers who examined the effect of treating hepatitis C patients with the newer generation of oral drugs suggest while these medications may cost tens of thousands of dollars for a 12-week course, they could avert billions in lost productivity.

  • HIV prevention policy
    Scotland must extend PrEP, not wait for HIV vaccine
    KaleidoScot | 19 May 2015

    Charities across Scotland and the UK called upon the government for access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an effective means of preventing HIV infection. George Valiotis, CEO of HIV Scotland, told KaleidoScot: “We need to see leadership from Scottish Government on making access to PrEP a reality. The steps needed to make it happen must be clarified, and action taken to speed the process up.

  • Young people
    Anal sex study reveals climate of 'coercion'
    Independent | 19 May 2015

    A UK study on why teenage heterosexual couples may engage in anal sex has revealed a climate of coercion, with consent and mutuality not always a priority for the boys who are trying to persuade girls into having it.

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