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New hepatitis C infections among HIV-positive gay men drop by half after direct-acting antiviral roll-out in Netherlands

A little more than a year after the Netherlands instituted a policy allowing unrestricted access to direct-acting antivirals for the treatment of hepatitis C, researchers have already

Published
17 February 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
Slamming booklet uses provocative 'Tom of Finland' images in safer injecting guide for gay men

This publication is adapted from a groundbreaking Dutch publication Slammen Do’s and Don’ts first published by Mainline Foundation in January 2016. The UK edition was adapted by Andrew Preston and Roy Jones, and superbly illustrated in the style of Tom of Finland by Michael Linnell.

Published
06 February 2017
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Exchange Supplies
High hepatitis C prevalence seen in Amsterdam PrEP study participants

Researchers from the Dutch pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) demonstration study, AmPrEP, have found an unexpectedly high rate of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in participants tested

Published
06 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Almost half of MSM with HIV/HCV co-infection have HCV in their rectal fluid

Almost half of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) who have co-infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have detectable HCV in their rectal fluid,

Published
08 December 2016
By
Michael Carter
Hepatitis C virus infection is rising among gay and bisexual men in San Diego

The prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among HIV-positive men who have sex with men in San Diego has increased over the past 15 years, especially

Published
05 December 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Hepatitis C Sheds Enough in the Rectum to Transmit Through Anal Sex

Researchers have come up with the first direct evidence that enough hepatitis C virus (HCV) sheds into the rectums of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) to transmit directly to another man’s penis during anal sex, even when no blood is present.

Published
30 November 2016
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Poz
Decriminalization is a public health strategy

We can’t end the viral hepatitis epidemics unless we end the war on drug users.

Published
18 October 2016
From
Treatment Action Group
Elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030: What's needed and how do we get there?

This first European Action Plan provides an important driver to aid countries in their fight against viral hepatitis, to which ECDC had the opportunity to contribute directly. Currently, the available surveillance data show ongoing transmission of hepatitis in Europe and in order to interrupt this chain and to prevent further infections, European countries need to strengthen local prevention and control practices as outlined in the plan.

Published
04 October 2016
From
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Hepatitis C infection and reinfection among men who have sex with men need higher priority, US and European studies show

Public health officials in Michigan have identified a cluster of more than 20 cases of apparently sexually transmitted hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among HIV-positive gay and

Published
30 September 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Hepatitis C vaccine development shows progress but scientific barriers remain

An effective vaccine may be necessary to eliminate hepatitis C virus (HCV) but development has been hampered by several challenges including the variability of the virus and

Published
14 September 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
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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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