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WHO Hepatitis Treatment Guidelines: UNITAID Urges Efforts to Improve Diagnosis as Key to Increase Access to Medicines

Developing simpler, quicker and more affordable viral load technologies is the key to vastly improved management of the hepatitis C virus.

Published
09 April 2014
From
UNITAID
Fewer Americans are living with hepatitis C, because more have died

The number of Americans who are infected with hepatitis C is falling, but that’s probably because more people who have been sickened by the virus are dying as a result, government researchers reported Monday.

Published
04 March 2014
From
Los Angeles Times
Antiretroviral therapy reduces liver decompensation risk in HIV/HCV coinfected patients

HIV positive people with hepatitis C coinfection who start combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) are less likely to develop decompensated liver disease, or liver failure, according to a study published in the March 1, 2014, edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Published
21 February 2014
From
HIVandHepatitis.com
Testing HCV positive has a sustained impact on drug injecting behaviour

Diagnosis with hepatitis C virus (HCV) is associated with a sustained reduction in injecting drug use, according to Canadian research published in the online edition of Clinical

Published
17 January 2014
By
Michael Carter
AASLD 2013: Aspirin and Cenicriviroc May Help Reduce Liver Fibrosis

Hepatitis C patients who took low-dose aspirin after liver transplantation experienced slower fibrosis progression, researchers reported at the AASLD Liver Meeting this month in Washington, DC. Two other studies showed that cenicriviroc -- a drug being developed for HIV treatment that blocks both CCR5 and CCR2 cell surface receptors -- had anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic activity in mice and rats.

Published
28 November 2013
From
HIVandhepatitis.com
After diagnosis of hepatitis C, some gay men willing to consider risk-reduction practices

HIV-positive gay men living with HIV in France need better information about the sexual transmission of hepatitis C, according to a researcher who interviewed 31 men about

Published
27 November 2013
By
Roger Pebody
Need for expansion of hepatitis C screening among veterans, 'baby-boom' generation and pregnant women highlighted

Two large studies of the 'baby-boom' generation in the United States suggest that at least 50,000 US military veterans have undiagnosed hepatitis C, and that around 80%

Published
04 November 2013
By
Keith Alcorn
Gay Men Should Be Tested for Hepatitis C

Dr Lawrence Mass, a co-founder of GMHC, calls for explicit US public health recommendations on hepatitis C testing for sexually active gay men.

Published
31 October 2013
From
Huffington Post (blog)
Lack of HCV Genetic Diversity Tied to Higher Liver Disease Risk in Women With HIV

Lack of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genetic diversity in HCV/HIV-coinfected women independently raised the odds of liver disease in an analysis of the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS). WIHS investigators believe absence of HCV diversity could prove a useful predictor of progression to liver disease.

Published
12 October 2013
From
NATAP
Health Department Announces Plan to Combat Hepatitis C

The Health Department today released the City’s first-ever plan for reducing illness and death from the hepatitis C virus (HCV), a disease that now accounts for more annual deaths nationwide than HIV/AIDS. In Hepatitis C in New York City: State of the Epidemic and Action Plan, the Health Department calls for new efforts to expand testing for HCV and to ensure that all people with HCV infection are evaluated for treatment.

Published
08 October 2013
From
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (press release)
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