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Two-thirds of people with HIV/HCV co-infection in Southeast Asia in need of HCV therapy

Almost two-thirds of people with HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection in Asia are in need of HCV therapy with a fifth of people having cirrhosis, investigators report

Published
24 March 2017
By
Michael Carter
Optimism About HCV Treatment Comes With Caveats

Despite significant advances in treatment for individuals with HCV infection, several important issues prevail in this patient population.

Published
22 March 2017
From
Medscape
Harm reduction should address the specific needs of couples who inject drugs

The sharing of drug injecting equipment most often occurs between sexual partners, but the ways in which couples manage risks and care for each other have been

Published
21 March 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Drugs costing 8p a day could be hit by 'devastating' NHS rationing plan

At present, the NHS has 90 days to make drugs available to patients, once they have been given the green light by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (Nice). The new system will allow health officials an extra three years to introduce drugs, during which time they will try to negotiate cost reductions.

Published
16 March 2017
From
Telegraph
Hepatitis C in the UK

The most recent national estimates suggest that around 214,000 individuals are chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the UK; 160,000 of these are in England.

Published
16 March 2017
From
Public Health England
Malaysia: MOH to propose importing generic Hepatitis C meds

The Health Ministry will table a working paper to the Cabinet committee for approval to import of generic drugs to treat Hepatitis C.

Published
14 March 2017
From
Malay Mail Online
Glecaprevir/pibrentasvir for hepatitis C can be safely administered with common antiretrovirals

AbbVie's investigational glecaprevir/pibrentasvir treatment for hepatitis C is not expected to interact with or require dose adjustment when taken with commonly used antiretroviral regimens, offering a new option

Published
10 March 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
DAA therapy cures most people with HIV/HCV co-infection with decompensated cirrhosis or liver transplants

People with HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection with liver cirrhosis or liver failure, and those who received liver transplants, saw high rates of sustained virological response using

Published
08 March 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
Hepatitis C patients and nurses highlight impact of the virus in new reports

The reports, titled Patient Perspectives and Nurses' Perspectives, were written after a series of interviews with patients and an online survey with nurses, and lay bare not only the reality of how treatment rationing affects patients and nurses, but also the stigma, fear and isolation still felt by many people living with hepatitis C.

Published
07 March 2017
From
Hepatitis C Trust
Taking stock: Where does Europe stand in the elimination of hepatitis B and C?

In 2016, a regional action plan for Europe contributing to the implementation of the global viral hepatitis elimination strategy was developed by the WHO Regional Office for Europe. In an article published today in Eurosurveillance, the authors take a closer look how Europe is doing according to the ten indicators and targets outlined in this plan.

Published
03 March 2017
From
EurekAlert (press release)
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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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