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PROUD UK PrEP study completes enrolment – first data give participants' background and risk factors

The pilot stage of the PROUD study – the UK's study of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (HIV-negative people taking HIV drugs to prevent HIV) in gay

Published
09 April 2014
By
Gus Cairns
First European Conference on Hepatitis C and Drug Use, Berlin, 23-24 October 2014

One of the highlights during the conference will be the presentation of the 'Berlin Declaration', a pressing call to national and European policy makers, to ensure better access and quality of HCV treatment for the most marginalised groups and individuals.

Published
07 April 2014
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EATG
Eliminating hepatitis C – an ambitious but achievable goal

Modelling undertaken both internationally and within Australia suggests that a treatment-as-prevention approach using DAAs, combined with effective harm reduction strategies – such as needle and syringe and methadone programs – could markedly reduce hepatitis C prevalence over the next 15 years and eventually eliminate the virus.

Published
28 March 2014
From
The Conversation
HIV Transmission Bottleneck Offers Clue to HCV Epidemic in HIV+ MSM

HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) who had a broad HIV transmission bottleneck were more likely to become infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) during follow-up, according to results of a 558-man analysis in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS).

Published
06 March 2014
From
NATAP
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
Slings, Slamming and Chem-sex

This blog is definitely not for the faint-hearted: if you're easily offended, please stop reading now! For those of you who would like to have a greater understanding of a new subculture which is rapidly emerging nationwide and internationally, and fuelling the transmission of STIs, HIV, hepatitis C, however ... then please read on.

Published
11 February 2014
From
Huffington Post UK
Canada installs first ever crack-pipe vending machines

A Canadian NGO has installed crack pipe vending machines in the city of Vancouver in a bid to curb the spread of HIV and hepatitis among users.

Published
10 February 2014
From
The Independent
Georgia Launches Programme to Curb Hepatitis

Under a nationwide programme which Georgia’s government has launched to tackle hepatitis C, 10,000 people will become eligible for subsidised medicines, and treatment will be free in the prison system, where the disease is common.

Published
10 February 2014
From
Institiute for War & Peace Reporting
Close link between HIV and hepatitis C transmission networks

HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission networks are closely linked, according to Swiss research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. Combining clinical data with phylogenetic analysis of

Published
03 February 2014
By
Michael Carter
Meth: interview with DJ Fat Tony on sex party drug behind HIV rise in London gay scene

Follow-up interview to http://www.channel4.com/news/crystal-meth-hiv-gay-men-london-sex-parties with gay scene DJ Fat Tony on increases in meth injection in gay men in London. "These are not street addicts - I know doctors, practitioners, lawyers- this is injection of a recreational drug."

Published
31 January 2014
From
Channel 4 News
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