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Egypt proposes plan to treat African Hepatitis C patients

Minister of Health Hala Zayed unveiled an Egyptian initiative to treat African people from Hepatitis C, starting with the Nile Basin countries who have an estimated 3.7 million hepatitis C patients, representing 30 percent of the total number of infected people in Africa.

16 January 2019
Co-infection with HIV and HCV does not increase the risk of end-stage liver disease or liver cancer

People with HIV and hepatitis C are no longer at higher risk of end-stage liver disease than people with hepatitis C alone, and the trend is probably

14 January 2019
Keith Alcorn
Pakistan has 5 million hepatitis patients

There are currently five million hepatitis patients in Pakistan and the country is listed as the most affected country after Egypt in the world.

03 January 2019
The Nation
New strains of hepatitis C found in Africa

The largest population study of hepatitis C in Africa has found three new strains of the virus circulating in the general population in sub-Saharan Africa. The discovery suggests certain antiviral drugs used in the West may be less effective against these strains, and local clinical trials of patients are urgently needed. Published in Hepatology, the study could inform hepatitis C vaccine development and assist the World Health Organisation's aim of eliminating hepatitis C globally.

17 December 2018
Eurekalert Inf Dis
New treatment could see NZ eradicate Hepatitis C in next 20 years

It's hoped a new treatment for Hepatitis C will put New Zealand on track to eradicate the virus within 20 years. Pharmac has announced funding for a medication that can cure all types of it.

17 December 2018
Rwanda launches 5-year campaign to eradicate hepatitis C

Rwanda on Tuesday launched a five-year plan to detect and treat hepatitis C virus as part of a campaign that aims at eliminating hepatitis C in the country.

12 December 2018
Moving on with my life: Getting cured of hepatitis C

Interviews with people who have had successful treatment for hepatitis C & what it means for them. Made for the annual conference of the London Joint Working Group on Substance Use & Hepatitis C, Held at The Guildhall London on 3 December 2018.

07 December 2018
Australian experience shows high DAA uptake and rapid fall in rates of HCV viraemia among people who inject drugs

Providing hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) to people who inject drugs can achieve rapid reductions in community prevalence of viraemia, according

28 November 2018
Michael Carter
Eliminating Hepatitis: A unique opportunity that shouldn't be missed

Micro-elimination seeks to eliminate HCV in particular target populations, permitting rapid, focused action. It can also address inequities in service delivery by concentrating health system attention on stigmatised groups. Initiatives aimed at specific risk groups, such as men who have sex with men, migrants and drug users, already exist for HIV in so-called ‘Fast-Track’ cities, such as Amsterdam and Madrid and need to be adapted to include hepatitis.

22 November 2018
The Parliament Magazine
Vosevi safe, effective in ‘triple-infected’ patients with HCV, HBV, HIV

The direct-acting antiviral Vosevi demonstrated an average sustained virologic response rate of 87% among patients who were “triple-infected” with hepatitis C genotype 3, hepatitis B and HIV, as presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting.

15 October 2018
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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

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

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