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Cash Incentives, Peer Support May Not Incentivize HCV Treatment

A randomized trial comparing a cash incentive to peer support for increasing acceptance of treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) among persons with HCV/HIV coinfection, including those who use drugs or alcohol, found both methods helpful but that 1 in 4 patients still declined treatment.

Published
10 May 2019
From
MD Magazine
England hits WHO 2020 hepatitis C target three years early

Deaths from liver disease related to serious hepatitis C (HCV) fell by more than 16% between 2015 and 2017, according to data published by Public Health England (PHE). As a result, England has hit the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) target to reduce HCV related mortality by 10% by 2020 three years early.

Published
18 April 2019
From
The Pharmaceutical Journal
Hepatitis C drugs for all genotypes curing almost everyone who completes treatment, real-world studies show

Once-daily combination pills that can treat all genotypes of hepatitis C infection are curing almost everyone who completes a course of treatment, and drop-out rates during treatment

Published
16 April 2019
By
Keith Alcorn
Summary from CROI 2019 for viral Hepatitis, from Jürgen Rockstroh

Although no new drugs for HBV or HCV therapy were presented a whole range of important clinical studies were discussed which all have important clinical implications for daily practice.

Published
09 April 2019
From
NATAP
Hepatitis C deaths fall by 16 per cent between 2015 and 2017

Deaths from serious hepatitis C related liver disease fell by 16.1% between 2015 and 2017 according to data from PHE.

Published
09 April 2019
From
Public Health England
Armenia gets license to produce drugs for hepatitis C treatment

The Armenian Ministry of Health and the Gilead Science Ireland UC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, under which Gilead will provide Armenia with a license to produce, pack and import genetic drugs for hepatitis C treatment.

Published
03 April 2019
From
Public Radio of Armenia
San Francisco Study Shows Engagement in HCV Care Aids Elimination

In San Francisco, many transwomen have access to hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and treatment, which suggests an opportunity for HCV control and elimination, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Viral Hepatitis.

Published
02 April 2019
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
EACS Standard of Care meeting report – Tackling HIV and co-infections in Europe: towards common standards

This is the full report from the EACS Standard of Care Meeting. It can also be read in three separate sections here.Eastern Europe continues to have

Published
29 March 2019
By
Gus Cairns
Louisiana picks drug company for hepatitis C treatment plan

Gilead Sciences subsidiary Asegua Therapeutics LLC won the contract, selected from three companies that sought to partner with the state. Louisiana will pay a fee to the drug manufacturer for unlimited access to its hepatitis C medication, a generic version of Epclusa, for five years.

Published
27 March 2019
From
San Francisco Chronicle
Pilot study finds HCV treatment safe in pregnancy

A small pilot study of hepatitis C treatment in pregnant women found that that the treatment was effective in achieving hepatitis C cure and identified no safety concerns associated with treatment, according to findings presented at CROI.

Published
11 March 2019
From
Healio
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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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