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'Patient No. 1' from a Hep C heart transplant study shares his story

By the time three transplant physicians approached Tom Giangiulio Jr. about being the first patient in a new clinical trial to accept a heart from a Hepatitis C-positive donor, Giangiulio didn’t have much of a choice.

Published
08 March 2019
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Cardiovascular Business
Hepatitis C drops among HIV-positive London gay men after direct-acting antiviral scale-up

New cases of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men seen at three clinics in London have declined by nearly 70% since 2015,

Published
07 March 2019
By
Liz Highleyman
Hepatitis C Treatment Market to Exceed US$ 71.13 Bn by the end of 2024

The global hepatitis C treatment market was valued at US$ 23.9 Bn in 2015 and is estimated to be valued at US$ 26.6 Bn by 2016. The market is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 71.13 Bn by the end of 2024, reflecting a cumulative annual growth rate of 13.1% over the forecast period.

Published
04 March 2019
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Honest Businessman
A new way to pay for innovative drugs, provide universal access and not break the bank

Louisiana, which has a severe hepatitis C problem, is on the cusp of proving to other states that drug companies can make the money they need, while every Medicaid recipient who needs a cure gets one. The state is now on a path to secure immediate treatment for all infected prisoners and people on Medicaid by buying a license from a drug company. It is a concept that can be applied to other ground breaking remedies.

Published
28 February 2019
From
The Conversation
India: National action plan for free treatment of hepatitis patients launched

National action plan for free treatment of hepatitis patients launched  The HinduEnvisages model treatment centres in all States in the first year.

Published
27 February 2019
From
The Hindu
Penn team eradicates Hepatitis C in patients after heart transplants from infected donors

Nine patients at Penn Medicine have been cured of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) following lifesaving heart transplants from deceased donors who were infected with the disease, according to a study published in the American Journal of Transplantation.

Published
26 February 2019
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
DAA treatment reduces the risk of death and liver cancer in people with hepatitis C

Treatment with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) reduced the risk of death, liver cancer and death from liver-related causes in French people with hepatitis C, according to

Published
13 February 2019
By
Keith Alcorn
Tackling HIV and hepatitis C in Europe: towards minimum standards

Despite the huge disparities in care that were highlighted, last week's Standard of Care for HIV and Coinfections in Europe meeting in Bucharest featured discussions that could form

Published
08 February 2019
By
Gus Cairns
Hepatitis C Fight Hinges on Prisons

Lawsuits across the country are seeking better but more expensive care for inmates with the infectious disease, who can spread it upon their release.

Published
05 February 2019
From
U.S. News & World Report
Barriers to HCV treatment access from the drug user's point of view: stigma, complex lives and damaged veins

Despite access to hepatitis C treatment, many people who inject drugs still perceive numerous barriers to starting treatment, including the attitudes of healthcare workers, the

Published
24 January 2019
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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