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Report: Hepatitis C in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Epidemic and Response

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.

Published
23 April 2015
From
EATG
Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) proposes centralised purchase of hepatitis C treatments Olysio and Sovaldi for member states

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.

Published
21 April 2015
From
IHS
Is There Any Good Reason Left to Delay Hepatitis C Treatment?

Physicians increasingly argue that the best choice is to get rid of hepatitis C right away. But your insurance company may not agree. How risky is it to wait for treatment?

Published
17 April 2015
From
Poz
WHO Issues Guideline For Manufacturers Of Generic Hepatitis C Medicine

The World Health Organization has issued a guidance document on the design of bioequivalence studies for a leading hepatitis C medicine. Generic drug companies seeking prequalification by the WHO need to demonstrate that their generic version is equivalent to the originator drug.

Published
08 April 2015
From
Intellectual Property Watch
We Asked Foreign Born British HIV Patients About Nigel Farage's 'Health Tourist' Comments

Has Nigel Farage got a point? Can a few thousand foreign born HIV patients be held responsible for the NHS's financial black hole? I went to meet some of these HIV positive "health tourists" to find out how their holidays are going and ask whether it would be cheaper for everyone if they they just went somewhere and died.

Published
07 April 2015
From
Vice
Six in ten US HIV infections are transmitted by people who know they have HIV but are not in care

The majority of HIV in the USA is transmitted by people who know they have HIV but are not in care, a study recently published in

Published
07 April 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Providers have mixed feelings about prescribing HIV prevention

National survey finds providers’ perspectives lag behind PrEP guidelines: The survey was the first to be conducted since the U.S. Public Health Service released detailed PrEP guidelines in May 2014. In the Web-based survey fewer than half of 324 practitioners, most of them HIV specialists, fewer than half reported being “very likely” to prescribe PrEP to their patients who are high-risk heterosexuals or people who use intravenous drugs. For some other prime candidates—HIV-negative men whose male partners have the virus—79 percent of providers reported being very likely to prescribe the regimen.

Published
07 April 2015
From
Group Health Research Institute
HIV-positive man slams Nigel Farage for 'deeply offensive' remarks

Nigel Farage’s decision to use the TV debate to attack the number of foreign nationals receiving treatment for HIV has been attacked as “deeply offensive” by campaigners – including a Nigerian man whose life is being prolonged by the NHS. Bisi Alimi, 40, was diagnosed with HIV in 2004 but was unable to access treatment in Nigeria for fear of being revealed to be a homosexual. When he was outed in 2007 he came to the UK.

Published
07 April 2015
From
Independent
HIV: are 60% of those diagnosed not British nationals?

Analysis of Nigel Farage's claim: both the number and proportion given are inaccurate, and the data available records country of birth, not nationality.

Published
07 April 2015
From
Full Fact
Do foreigners come to the UK to get HIV treatment?

Experts say there is no evidence to support Nigel Farage’s claim that foreigners come to Britain primarily to access life-saving HIV treatment.

Published
03 April 2015
From
The Guardian
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