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Hepatitis C antigen testing could eliminate need for two-step HCV testing, reduce cost of access

Testing for hepatitis C virus core antigen could eventually replace the current two-step procedure for diagnosing chronic hepatitis C infection in lower- and middle-income countries, speeding up

Published
23 June 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Study Finds Patients with Hepatitis C Have Higher Hospitalization Rate

A study that explored the healthcare burden of chronic infection of the hepatitis C virus found that patients with the disease were more than 3 times likely to be hospitalized than patients in a comparison group.

Published
31 May 2016
From
MD Magazine
Primrose Healthcare Launches an Innovative Alcohol App to Help Hepatitis C Patients Overcome Alcohol Addiction

Leveraging mobile technology and powered by Here and Now Systems, the alcohol app provides personalized education and resources through goal setting, alerts, coaching, and ongoing feedback to better engage and support hepatitis C patients on their journey toward alcohol addiction recovery.

Published
24 May 2016
From
Business Wire (press release)
WHO issues new hepatitis C guidelines, EASL guidelines update forthcoming in September

In April, coinciding with the 2016 International Liver Congress in Barcelona, the World Health Organization (WHO) released an update to its Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment

Published
12 May 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Hepatitis C-related deaths hit record high in US, CDC says

Deaths from the liver disease hepatitis C reached an all-time high in 2014, killing more Americans than HIV, tuberculosis and staph infections. New data released Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that more Americans die now as a result of hepatitis C infection than from 60 other infectious diseases combined.

Published
05 May 2016
From
Washington Post
Research shows doctors are failing to diagnose more than 50% of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)

Survey results show people living with HCV in the UK, the Netherlands and Belarus are less likely to be diagnosed than their global counterparts, increasing the possibility of liver disease, cirrhosis and liver cancer. Findings from HCV Quest, a global patient survey with 4,000 respondents from across the world, showed that half of people diagnosed with HCV reported that their doctors had initially failed to recognise symptoms and less than 46% were referred for a test.

Published
14 April 2016
From
World Hepatitis Alliance
Hepatitis C: The task now is identifying people who don’t know they’re infected and connecting them to care

Interview with Luis Mendão, chair of both the European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) and Group of Activists on Treatments (GAT), a treatment activist group in Portugal.

Published
14 April 2016
From
BioMed Central blogs
Opt-out HIV/HBV/HCV testing for patients attending emergency departments identifies significant number of new infections

A week-long pilot study involving nine UK emergency departments has shown that routine, opt-out testing for HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) can

Published
22 March 2016
By
Michael Carter
Direct-acting antivirals reduce cryoglobulinemia in hepatitis C

Treatment with direct-acting antivirals not only cures people of hepatitis C, but can also rapidly reduce the severity of one of the most troublesome extrahepatic manifestations of

Published
19 February 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
mapCrowd: an online data collection platform for hepatitis C information

Médecins du Monde (MdM) and Treatment Action Group (TAG) are pleased to announce the launch of mapCrowd (www.mapCrowd.org), an innovative online resource and data collection platform for gathering and sharing hepatitis C information.

Published
09 February 2016
From
Treatment Action Group
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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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