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Bridging gaps in hepatitis C awareness and diagnosis

If ever there was an area of healthcare where place-based care could have a major impact on local public health gains it is the identification and treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected patients. However the same reasons that point to place-based health systems being of value for this condition also make it one of the most difficult challenges to take on. If place-based care can be made to work for treating HCV it can be made to work across the system.

Published
10 February 2017
From
New Local Government Network
Initial HCV test results are false positive in almost half of general population

Nearly half of patients in the general population who test positive for hepatitis C virus (HCV) do not have the disease, according to Dr. Anne Moorman and her associates.

Published
08 February 2017
From
Family Practice News
Liver cirrhosis and decompensation still on the rise among people with hepatitis C

Complications of advanced liver disease including cirrhosis and hepatic decompensation have risen over the past decade among people with chronic hepatitis C, according to study

Published
31 January 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
First WHO prequalified hepatitis C rapid test opens the door to expanded treatment

WHO has just prequalified its first hepatitis C virus (HCV) rapid diagnostic test, a tool that will aid diagnosis of HCV in low- and middle-income countries and improve access to treatment.

Published
05 December 2016
From
World Health Organization
Birth cohort screening and linkage to care for HCV treatment still weak in United States

Grave weaknesses in hepatitis C screening and linkage to care are still widespread in the United States and threaten to leave a large proportion of baby boomers

Published
18 November 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
A promising Hep C program seems to be working — and it could be a model for other countries

Georgia, a country nestled against the Black Sea between Turkey and Russia with a population of 3.7 million, has since taken on a public health effort to help reduce its prevalence of hepatitis C (HCV for short) by 90% by 2020.

Published
24 October 2016
From
Business Insider
Effective antiviral treatment reduces fatigue in people with chronic hepatitis C

Fatigue – a common symptom among people living with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection – is associated with liver inflammation and fibrosis, but antiviral therapy that leads

Published
12 September 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
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)
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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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