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ECDC estimate: Around 9 million Europeans are affected by chronic hepatitis B or C

An estimated 4.7 million Europeans are living with chronic hepatitis B and almost 4 million with chronic hepatitis C infection. But large numbers of them are not aware of their infection as they have not yet been diagnosed. On of World Hepatitis Day, ECDC Director Andrea Ammon highlights the need for Europe to scale-up coverage of testing, prevention interventions and linkage to suitable treatment services to achieve the target of eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030.

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14 hours ago
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Liver Cancer is What Killed Jailed Chinese Dissident Lu Xiaobo

The dissident’s plight has come under a global spotlight amid allegations from his supporters that Liu fell gravely ill because his cancer was not detected or treated while he was in prison. Prison authorities said Liu, who also had a history with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) received monthly check-ups and had “no abnormal conditions” before the liver cancer diagnosis.

Published
17 July 2017
From
Hepmag
Government accused of being '20 years too late' with Hepatitis B vaccinations for babies

The Government has been accused of being “20 years too late” with the introduction of a compulsory Hepatitis vaccination scheme for newborn babies for the first time this autumn. Paul Desmond, the executive director of the Hepatitis B Foundation, also told The Independent that politicians had a “psychological blindness” over its failure to test and treat migrants for the Hepatitis B virus when they arrive in the UK.

Published
10 July 2017
From
The Independent
Air Force: As many as 135 patients may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis at Al Udeid clinic, Qatar

Improperly-cleaned medical equipment at the clinic at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar may have exposed as many as 135 patients to blood-borne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis B and C over an eight-year period.

Published
20 June 2017
From
Air Force Times
Graphene sensor could speed hepatitis diagnosis

Researchers in the UK and China are joining forces to develop a graphene-based sensor for on-the-spot diagnosis of hepatitis A, B and C. Particularly useful in areas with a high incidence of the highly infectious liver disease, such as China, the sensor could help stop the spread of hepatitis by speeding up diagnosis and allowing treatment to start more quickly.

Published
19 May 2017
From
The Engineer
Besifovir and tenofovir exalidex look promising as new hepatitis B drugs

Two investigational nucleotide analogue antivirals were shown to be active against hepatitis B virus (HBV) with minimal potential for kidney and bone toxicity, researchers reported at the International

Published
08 May 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
EASL releases updated hepatitis B guidelines at International Liver Congress

The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) presented revised clinical practice guidelines for the management of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection – the first update

Published
26 April 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
Switching to TAF for hepatitis B improves kidney function and bone loss

People with hepatitis B who switched from the old tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) to the new tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) saw improvements in kidney function biomarkers and recovery of

Published
26 April 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
EASL 2017 Clinical Practice Guidelines on the management of hepatitis B virus infection

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remains a global public health problem with changing epidemiology due to several factors including vaccination policies and migration. This Clinical Practice Guideline presents updated recommendations for the optimal management of HBV infection.

Published
24 April 2017
From
EASL
New hepatitis data highlight need for urgent global response

New WHO data reveal that an estimated 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The WHO Global hepatitis report, 2017 indicates that the large majority of these people lack access to life-saving testing and treatment. As a result, millions of people are at risk of a slow progression to chronic liver disease, cancer, and death.

Published
21 April 2017
From
World Health Organization
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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