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Slight decline in hepatitis C diagnoses in Europe

European surveillance data show a 10% decrease in newly reported hepatitis C cases between 2016 and 2017. However, with more than 31,000 recorded cases in 2017, diagnoses remain at a high level in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA). In addition, variation in national testing practices and widespread under-reporting of diagnosed cases do not provide an accurate picture of the true epidemiological burden.

Published
03 April 2019
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Expert working group recommends bold action to eliminate hepatitis C in Scotland; now we need a national elimination strategy

A new report published by Health Protection Scotland sets out national recommendations for improvements to case finding and access to care which would accelerate Scotland’s efforts to eliminate hepatitis C. The Hepatitis C Trust calls on the Scottish Government to set out a clear timeline and process for developing and releasing a national elimination strategy for hepatitis C, in order to facilitate implementation of the recommendations contained in the recent Health Protection Scotland report.

Published
19 February 2019
From
Hepatitis C Trust
Low testosterone persists after HCV clearance

Low levels of free testosterone are common among men with chronic hepatitis C infection following SVR and persist after HCV clearance, according to findings from a prospective, longitudinal cohort study.

Published
12 February 2019
From
Healio
Hepatitis C Prevalent in Less Than 1% of US Population

Epidemiologists found a 0.93% overall prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection cases in the US while using a novel assessment method in a new study. The report, which included undiagnosed cases among its prevalence rates, found that approximately half of the cases occurred in just 9 states, including 5 in Appalachia.

Published
18 January 2019
From
MD Magazine
Undiagnosed HBV, HCV, HIV prevalent in newly diagnosed cancer cases

Researchers discovered a substantial proportion of patients with newly diagnosed cancer and concurrent hepatitis C or hepatitis B were unaware of their viral infection and many had no identifiable risk factors, according to a recently published study.

Published
18 January 2019
From
Healio
Co-infection with HIV and HCV does not increase the risk of end-stage liver disease or liver cancer

People with HIV and hepatitis C are no longer at higher risk of end-stage liver disease than people with hepatitis C alone, and the trend is probably

Published
14 January 2019
By
Keith Alcorn
Temporary Decline in CD4 T-Cell Count After Hepatitis C Infection in PLWHIV

When hepatitis C (HCV) is acquired in patients with HIV infection, CD4 T-cell counts temporarily decline after HCV seroconversion, regardless of the duration of HIV or whether the patient is on combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), according to study findings published in AIDS.

Published
09 January 2019
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
19 million Egyptians screened for Hepatitis C since launch of eradication campaign: Health minister

Egypt's Minister of Health Hala Zayed has announced that nearly 19 million citizens have been screened for Hepatitis C and other non-communicable diseases as part of the '100 Million Lives' campaign, the largest-ever nationwide campaign to eradicate hepatitis C launched last October.

Published
18 December 2018
From
Ahram Online
Millions flock to free tests as Egypt seeks to eradicate hepatitis C

Egypt, which has the highest rate of hepatitis C in the world, is carrying out an unprecedented campaign to detect and treat the disease in a bid to eliminate it by 2022. It aims to test the entire adult population — about 50 million people.

Published
06 December 2018
From
Reuters
4.5 percent of examined Egyptians tested positive for Hepatitis C

Minister of Health and Population HalaZayed said that the tests carried out as part of Egypt’s national campaign’s first stage revealed that 4.5 percent of the examined citizens tested positive for Hepatitis C.

Published
22 November 2018
From
Egypt Today
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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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