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  • Ageing and HIV
    UCLA research links HIV to age-accelerating cellular changes
    UCLA press release | 23 April 2015

    Study suggests adults infected with the virus can develop age-related diseases a decade earlier than their uninfected peers.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    EASL Recommendations on Treatment of Hepatitis C 2015
    EASL | 23 April 2015

    These EASL Recommendations on Treatment of Hepatitis C are intended to assist physicians and other healthcare providers, as well as patients and other interested individuals, in the clinical decision-making process by describing the optimal management of patients with acute and chronic HCV infections.

  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    Gilead uses Georgia as free-drug testbed for hepatitis C elimination
    Reuters | 23 April 2015

    Gilead Sciences is seeking to convince governments and multilateral agencies worldwide that hepatitis C can be eliminated with a demonstration project in Georgia offering free drugs to all those who need them.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Report: Hepatitis C in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Epidemic and Response
    EATG | 23 April 2015

    The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of some of the key aspects of the hepatitis C (HCV) epidemic and response in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). It is also intended to outline tools and opportunities for civil society (CS) and community-based groups and individuals working on expanding access to HCV treatment in the region.

  • Hepatitis C transmission and prevention
    Many European countries ill-prepared to prevent and control the spread of viral hepatitis
    Eurekalert Medicine & Health | 23 April 2015

    Many countries in the World Health Organization European Region are facing limitations in conducting chronic viral hepatitis disease surveillance, assessing the burden of disease and measuring the impact of interventions, according to results revealed today at The International Liver Congress™ 2015.

  • Hepatitis B
    Cancer drug shows promise as cure for hepatitis B
    Science Daily | 21 April 2015

    A potential cure for hepatitis B virus infections has been found with a promising new treatment proving 100 per cent successful in eliminating the infection in preclinical models. Australian patients are now the first in the world to have access to the potential treatment -- a combination of an antiviral drug and an anti-cancer drug -- which is in phase 1/2a clinical trials.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) proposes centralised purchase of hepatitis C treatments Olysio and Sovaldi for member states
    IHS | 21 April 2015

    Regional agency UNASUR is aiming to secure price discounts on Sovaldi (sofosbuvir; Gilead Sciences, US) and Olysio (simeprevir; Janssen-Cilag, US), generating savings and reducing the risk of compulsory licences or price cuts.

  • UK health services
    Martin Fisher R.I.P.
    G Scene | 21 April 2015

    Professor Martin Fisher one of the worlds leading HIV physicians and specialists passed away last night.

  • Recreational drug use
    Meth, Crack, Coke & Ecstasy: Effects on HIV Disease Progression
    BETA blog | 21 April 2015

    A team of researchers, in an article published in JAIDS, reported that they found no association between any frequency of stimulant use and mortality, and only a modest association between high-frequency stimulant use and the combined outcomes of mortality and progression to AIDS.

  • Health services and systems
    Community must play a much greater role in HIV treatment delivery especially for people being left behind
    UNAIDS | 21 April 2015

    Strengthening and expanding community-based approaches to delivering HIV treatment is vital to the long-term success of the AIDS response, according to a report launched on 20 April by Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) and UNAIDS.

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