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WHO guidelines on hepatitis B and C testing

These are the first WHO guidelines on testing for chronic HBV and HCV infection and complement published guidance by WHO on the prevention, care and treatment of chronic hepatitis C and hepatitis B infection. These guidelines outline the public health approach to strengthening and expanding current testing practices for HBV and HCV, and are intended for use across age groups and populations.

Published
21 February 2017
From
World Health Organization
SF working on ambitious plan to eliminate hepatitis C

San Francisco is trying to become the first city in the nation to eliminate hepatitis C, rolling out an ambitious plan that would involve curing everyone who already has it and stopping further spread of the infectious disease, which can cause severe liver damage.

Published
21 February 2017
From
San Francisco Chronicle
Hepatitis C will be eradicated in Australia by 2026, researchers predict

More than 30,000 people were treated for hepatitis C last year, according to a report published by the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales. The report found Australia was in a position to eradicate the disease by 2026.

Published
21 February 2017
From
ABC Online
New hepatitis C infections among HIV-positive gay men drop by half after direct-acting antiviral roll-out in Netherlands

A little more than a year after the Netherlands instituted a policy allowing unrestricted access to direct-acting antivirals for the treatment of hepatitis C, researchers have already

Published
17 February 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
Bridging gaps in hepatitis C awareness and diagnosis

If ever there was an area of healthcare where place-based care could have a major impact on local public health gains it is the identification and treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected patients. However the same reasons that point to place-based health systems being of value for this condition also make it one of the most difficult challenges to take on. If place-based care can be made to work for treating HCV it can be made to work across the system.

Published
10 February 2017
From
New Local Government Network
Initial HCV test results are false positive in almost half of general population

Nearly half of patients in the general population who test positive for hepatitis C virus (HCV) do not have the disease, according to Dr. Anne Moorman and her associates.

Published
08 February 2017
From
Family Practice News
Slamming booklet uses provocative 'Tom of Finland' images in safer injecting guide for gay men

This publication is adapted from a groundbreaking Dutch publication Slammen Do’s and Don’ts first published by Mainline Foundation in January 2016. The UK edition was adapted by Andrew Preston and Roy Jones, and superbly illustrated in the style of Tom of Finland by Michael Linnell.

Published
06 February 2017
From
Exchange Supplies
High hepatitis C prevalence seen in Amsterdam PrEP study participants

Researchers from the Dutch pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) demonstration study, AmPrEP, have found an unexpectedly high rate of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in participants tested

Published
06 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Curing hepatitis C reduces the risk of diabetes & kidney failure in people with HIV/HCV co-infection

Curing hepatitis C infection substantially reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in people with HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection, but does not reduce

Published
01 February 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Health experts concerned by rise in hepatitis A among gay and bisexual men

A simple vaccine is available to prevent infection.

Published
01 February 2017
From
Gay Star News

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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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