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New website launched to help prevent spread of hepatitis C

A group of researchers launched a new website Wednesday that lays out a roadmap to curb the spread of hepatitis C. HepVu is the result of a public-private partnership aimed to help the estimated 3.9 million Americans who currently have or have had hepatitis C

Published
28 April 2017
From
ModernHealthcare.com
Triple combination cures most hepatitis C patients with prior DAA treatment failure

Almost all people with genotype 1 hepatitis C who were previously unsuccessfully treated with a course of interferon-free direct-acting antiviral therapy achieved sustained response when retreated with a

Published
28 April 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
New Canadian guideline: No screening for hepatitis C in adults not at increased risk

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommends against screening for chronic hepatitis C virus in adults at low risk in a guideline published in Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Published
25 April 2017
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Generic hepatitis C drugs continue to produce high cure rates

Treatment with generic versions of direct-acting antiviral drugs continues to produce similar cure rates to those reported in clinical trials, Dr James Freeman reported last

Published
24 April 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
New hepatitis data highlight need for urgent global response

New WHO data reveal that an estimated 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The WHO Global hepatitis report, 2017 indicates that the large majority of these people lack access to life-saving testing and treatment. As a result, millions of people are at risk of a slow progression to chronic liver disease, cancer, and death.

Published
21 April 2017
From
World Health Organization
AbbVie combination cures 95% of genotype 3 hepatitis C

AbbVie's pangenotypic direct-acting antiviral combination of two drugs cured 95% of people with early-stage genotype 3 hepatitis C virus (HCV), the hardest genotype to treat,

Published
21 April 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
The Medicines Patent Pool and Pharco Pharmaceuticals Sign Licence for Promising Hepatitis C Drug Candidate Ravidasvir

The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) announced a new licence and technology transfer agreement with Egyptian company Pharco Pharmaceuticals for ravidasvir (RAV), an investigational direct-acting antiviral (DAA) with the potential of working across all six major hepatitis C genotypes. The agreement, signed on the sidelines of the International Liver Congress in Amsterdam, will enable competitive supply of RAV in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) including high prevalence nations Russia, Ukraine, Egypt and Iran.

Published
21 April 2017
From
Medicines Patent Pool
New AbbVie hepatitis C combination cures 99% of people with cirrhosis

A new pangenotypic direct-acting antiviral combination developed by AbbVie is highly effective in curing hepatitis C in people with cirrhosis, achieving a 99% cure rate after 12

Published
21 April 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis C not linked to higher liver cancer risk in most studies

People with hepatitis C who take treatment with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) do not appear to have a higher risk of developing liver cancer compared to those treated with

Published
21 April 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
European HCV treatment access survey shows big variations in eligibility

England, Malta, Slovakia, Hungary and Croatia have the tightest restrictions on who can receive direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment for hepatitis C, while France, Ireland, Portugal, Germany, Poland

Published
20 April 2017
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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