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Hepatitis C is detectable in rectal and nasal fluid

High levels of hepatitis C virus (HCV) can be found in the rectal and nasal fluids of people with high hepatitis C viral loads even when

Published
13 November 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Recent incarceration increases HIV and hepatitis C risk for people who inject drugs

People who inject drugs (PWID) recently released from prison or jail have a substantially increased risk of acquiring infection with HIV or hepatitis C virus (HCV), according

Published
12 November 2018
By
Michael Carter
'I gave birth, and got Hepatitis C'

When Jackie Britton was given a blood transfusion after childbirth, she thought it was saving her life. But the infected blood could have killed her. There are thought to be thousands like her. They often feel overlooked in the wider NHS contaminated blood scandal.

Published
21 September 2018
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BBC News
HIV and chronic HCV co-infection prevalence in England highest among MSM

Men who have sex with men (MSM) make up the majority of people with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) who have co-infection with HIV, according to data

Published
15 August 2018
By
Michael Carter
Supervised drug consumption sites offer opportunities for HCV testing and treatment

Most supervised drug consumption facilities offer hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and referrals, but very few offer treatment, indicating that they could potentially play a greater role in

Published
27 July 2018
By
Liz Highleyman
Unprecedented hepatitis C infection rates seen in gay men in Amsterdam PrEP programme

Regular hepatitis C testing among the HIV-negative gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) participating in the Amsterdam pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Published
25 July 2018
By
Gus Cairns
Hepatitis C vaccine could dramatically reduce transmission in people who inject drugs

Among the most serious consequences of the opioid epidemic is the spread of hepatitis C among injecting drug users. A study published in Science Translational Medicine shows that if a hepatitis C vaccine were successfully developed, it would dramatically reduce transmission of hepatitis C among drug users -- even though it's unlikely such a vaccine would provide complete immunity.

Published
12 July 2018
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Eurekalert Inf Dis
Another Adverse Effect of the Opioid Epidemic: Hepatitis C Infections

Amid the ongoing opioid epidemic, hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection should be at the forefront of health care providers’ minds. Although HCV has been widely viewed as predominantly affecting baby boomers—those born between 1945 and 1965—a younger generation is experiencing increased incidence of infection.

Published
20 June 2018
From
Contagion Live
Hep C: Have men who have sex with men (MSM) reached a turning point?

As men who have sex with men (MSM) are treated for their Hep C, a treatment as prevention approach becomes possible. Once a patient has cleared their Hep C, they cannot pass it on.

Published
05 May 2018
From
Gay Times
HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in Glasgow now involves over 100 infections, many homeless

An HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in Glasgow involves over 100 cases and is still ongoing, investigators report in The Journal of Infectious

Published
03 May 2018
By
Michael Carter
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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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