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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
PHE and NHSE launch national drive to trace hepatitis C patients

Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England have launched a national exercise to identify and treat patients who have been previously diagnosed with hepatitis C.

Published
21 November 2018
From
GOV.UK
Majority of US young adults who use drugs are not tested for hepatitis C or HIV

Only about a third of adolescents and young adults diagnosed with opioid use disorder in the United States are screened for hepatitis C virus (HCV) or HIV, even

Published
19 October 2018
By
Liz Highleyman
Too Few Teens and Youth Adults Using Opioids Are Screened for Hepatitis C and HIV, New Study Finds

Despite their increased risk, only one-third of adolescents and young adults with known opioid use disorder (OUD) were screened for hepatitis C, according to a study released at the IDWeek conference in San Francisco. Furthermore, of those screened for hepatitis C, only 11% were also screened for HIV.

Published
10 October 2018
From
The Body PRO
Egypt to launch largest anti-Hepatitis C campaign ever in October

Egypt will launch the "largest medical campaign in the world" next October to detect and treat Hepatitis C virus for 50 million citizens upon President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s orders, according to Wednesday statement by Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Rady.

Published
13 September 2018
From
Egypt Today
Supervised drug consumption sites offer opportunities for HCV testing and treatment

Most supervised drug consumption facilities offer hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and referrals, but very few offer treatment, indicating that they could potentially play a greater role in

Published
27 July 2018
By
Liz Highleyman
Hologic's Global Access Initiative Increases Availability of Diagnostic Testing in Resource-Limited Countries

Hologic, Inc. announced today the launch of the new Hologic Global Access Initiative, in partnership with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and MedAccess (backed by the U.K. government), to increase affordable access to molecular testing for HIV, hepatitis B and C (HBV and HCV) and human papillomavirus (HPV) in nearly 50 nations around the world. These countries, primarily across Africa and Southeast Asia, make up 90 percent of the HIV disease burden globally.

Published
25 July 2018
From
Hologic press release
FIND and DNDi support Malaysian MOH to simplify and decentralize HCV screening & treatment

FIND and the DNDi will partner to generate evidence that will support policy change and scale up of hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment. This work, announced at the AIDS 2018 conference in Amsterdam and ahead of World Hepatitis Day 2018, is being conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Malaysia with a view to overcoming barriers to diagnosis and treatment.

Published
23 July 2018
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Cost-effective universal screening for hepatitis C in France

The modeling results show that universal screening is associated with better life expectancy adjusted for quality of life than other strategies. Universal screening is cost-effective if the patients tested for HCV infection are treated rapidly after diagnosis.

Published
02 July 2018
From
EurekAlert (press release)
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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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