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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
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
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