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Hepatitis B and C - An Action Plan for Saving Lives in Europe

Last year, leading experts, institutions, patient organisations and pharmaceutical industry representatives met and agreed that the major recommendations produced between 2011 and 2014 should be compiled into one comprehensive document, to make it easier for policy makers, decision makers, civil society organisations and healthcare institutions to tackle viral hepatitis effectively.

Published
20 May 2015
From
European Liver Patients Association
HIV Outbreak: Why Austin? Why Indiana?

I think the reason we see it here is because we found it. Many areas of the country are experiencing, along with drug abuse, especially in smaller, rural towns, high unemployment, lower incomes and a lack of education. Sadly, there are places in this country where the future looks bleak

Published
20 May 2015
From
WHAS 11.com
Hepatitis C infections soaring, fueled by prescription painkiller abuse

Rates of hepatitis C are soaring, largely driven by an epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, a new report shows. The incidence of acute hepatitis C infections among young people in rural areas of four Appalachian states more than tripled from 2006.

Published
11 May 2015
From
USA TODAY
High Cure Rates Will Not Curb Hepatitis C, Expert Warns

Even with new drug combinations that have cure rates nearing 100%, the fight against the hepatitis C virus is not over, according to one global expert. "I believe that an infection present in 130 million to 170 million individuals cannot be eradicated with antiviral therapies. It's just not possible," said Jean-Michel Pawlotsky, MD, from Henri Mondor University Hospital in Créteil, France.

Published
05 May 2015
From
Medscape
Gilead uses Georgia as free-drug testbed for hepatitis C elimination

Gilead Sciences is seeking to convince governments and multilateral agencies worldwide that hepatitis C can be eliminated with a demonstration project in Georgia offering free drugs to all those who need them.

Published
23 April 2015
From
Reuters
Many European countries ill-prepared to prevent and control the spread of viral hepatitis

Many countries in the World Health Organization European Region are facing limitations in conducting chronic viral hepatitis disease surveillance, assessing the burden of disease and measuring the impact of interventions, according to results revealed today at The International Liver Congress™ 2015.

Published
23 April 2015
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Alert: Serbia is losing harm reduction

The situation with harm reduction in Serbia is getting increasingly alarming after withdrawal of the Global Fund. Three organizations doing HR programs in Serbia for more than a decade are struggling to maintain services. We want a different future for their beneficiaries. ""Please use your communication with donors to put Serbia back as eligible for funding the harm reduction programs - we keep knocking on closed doors. The EU is the biggest donor here and has no health programs whatsoever; as for other donors, we are ineligible whomever we approach, and keep losing on relevance to the calls,“ says Miodrag Atanasjevic, NGO Veza, Belgrade, Serbia.

Published
02 April 2015
From
Eurasian Harm Reduction Network
HCV sexual transmission linked to anal sex, drug use, lower CD4 count

In addition to the usual risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV) sexual transmission seen in most previous studies – such as anal sex and having other

Published
31 March 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
World first trials for hepatitis C wonder drug in Sydney's maximum security jails

Two of NSW's maximum security jails are the location for a world-first trial of a new wonder drug that could stop the spread of the blood-borne disease hepatitis C through the prison populations.

Published
30 March 2015
From
Sydney Morning Herald
Re-infection due to ongoing risk probably the cause of HCV recurrence after SVR

Rates of hepatitis C virus (HCV) reoccurrence after successful therapy differ markedly between risk groups, according to the results of a meta-analysis presented at the recent Conference on

Published
11 March 2015
By
Michael Carter
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