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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
Cardiovascular disease risk is higher for people with hepatitis C

People with hepatitis C are at higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease suffering a stroke or developing cardiovascular problems than people with similar risk

Published
22 January 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Hepatitis Testing Contest

Our team in collaboration with the WHO Global Hepatitis Program is organizing an innovation contest on hepatitis B and C testing. The purpose of this contest is to identify innovative examples of delivering hepatitis B and C testing that will be highlighted within the 2016 WHO Hepatitis Testing Guidelines.

Published
19 January 2016
From
Social Entrepreneurship for Sexual Health
Hepatitis C virus linked to increased risk of Parkinson's disease, studies show

People with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection may be more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, especially when combined with other risk factors, though the reason for the

Published
11 January 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Hepatitis C screening of prison inmates would benefit wider community, be cost-effective

The benefits of screening prison inmates for infection with the hepatitis C virus and treating those who test positive for the infection would extend far beyond the prison population.

Published
24 November 2015
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Liver cancer risk will remain elevated for people with cirrhosis cured of hepatitis C

The burden of liver cancer and cirrhosis caused by hepatitis C is likely to continue to grow in the United States despite curative treatment for hepatitis C,

Published
16 November 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
New consensus definition of late presentation for viral hepatitis

Today, EASL and HIV in Europe announce a consensus definition of late presentation for viral hepatitis. The announcement coincides with the European AIDS Conference in Barcelona and aims to encourage policy makers, health professionals, public health institutions and civil society organisations to implement this definition to improve the European surveillance of and response to the viral hepatitis epidemic.

Published
26 October 2015
From
EASL & HIV in Europe
Fatty liver may contribute to higher risk of death for HIV/HCV co-infected people

About a quarter of people in a New York City cohort who had HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) died over a ten-year period – a "strikingly

Published
26 August 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Access to screening and treatment are key issues for hepatitis B and C and HIV/viral hepatitis co-infection

The development of effective new interferon-free treatment makes it possible to cure more than 90% of people with chronic hepatitis C, including most people with HIV and hepatitis

Published
20 July 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Public health surveillance system may underestimate cases of acute hepatitis C infection

A new study suggests massive under reporting may occur within the system set up by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to estimate the incidence of acute hepatitis C virus infection. A research team found that less than 1 percent of a group of acute HCV patients in Massachusetts had been reported to the CDC, largely because required data was either not available or did not meet CDC definitions for acute HCV infection.

Published
02 July 2015
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
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