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Transmitting HIV Is a Crime in Most States. Is HCV Next?

In a surprising twist, some states are now broadening the scope of criminalization laws to include viral hepatitis and other infections, leaving some physicians dismayed and advocates deeply divided on the best path toward reform.

Published
23 April 2018
From
MedPage Today
What’s Hepatitis C Reinfection Got to Do With It?

Ending the epidemic is going to require addressing the fact that certain individuals are at high risk of reinfection - in other words, when someone cured of the virus contracts it again. Reinfection is particularly likely to occur among individuals who are currently engaging in the kind of high-risk practices that spread the virus.

Published
03 April 2018
From
Poz
Spread of Hep C Is on the Rise Among French Gay & Bi Men With HIV

This is occurring despite the fact that hepatitis C is increasingly being cured among the French HIV population.

Published
26 March 2018
From
Poz
How HIV Alters Cells May Facilitate Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C

A new study identifies key changes that HIV makes to Langerhans cells in the mucosal lining of the rectum.

Published
22 March 2018
From
Poz
Hepatitis C Is More Common In Vietnam Vets, But Nobody Is Sure Why

Some veterans say they contracted hepatitis from the "jet gun" that was used to immunize them in the Vietnam era, but researchers haven't proven that link.

Published
16 March 2018
From
WUNC
International HCV transmission in European MSM requires DAA scale-up

In Switzerland, men who have sex with men from other countries likely account for about one-quarter acute hepatitis C infections, according to a study presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, also known as CROI. The researchers recommend joint European scale-up schemes for DAA therapy.

Published
13 March 2018
From
Healio
Harm reduction approaches predicted to reduce rates of new hepatitis C infection for people who inject drugs

A combination of providing clean needles and syringes and offering safer oral therapy, such as methadone, reduced the predicted risk of becoming infected with hepatitis C virus by 71%. Providing both services to people who inject drugs was likely to be cost-effective and has the potential to be cost-saving in some parts of the UK, depending on the size of the local population of people who inject drugs and underlying rates of infection.

Published
08 December 2017
From
National Institute for Health Research
How Drug Users Would Solve the Opioid Crisis

Users say they want to end prohibition, seek reparations, and get invested in pain alternatives like weed. In Vancouver, that’s already happening.

Published
15 November 2017
From
Vice
Hepatitis C test-and-treat programme reduces HCV by two-thirds among men who have sex with men in Swiss HIV Cohort

A systematic policy of test-and-treat cured 99% of men who have sex with men with hepatitis C in the Swiss HIV Cohort in an 8-month period and

Published
30 October 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
High rate of hepatitis C reinfection in German men who have sex with men

Around one in seven gay and bisexual men cured of hepatitis C at major treatment centres in Germany has become reinfected since 2014, according to findings from

Published
28 October 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
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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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