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Many US communities vulnerable to HIV outbreak due to unsafe injecting of prescription opioids

Research published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes has identified the jurisdictions in the United States especially vulnerable to the rapid spread

Published
21 June 2016
By
Michael Carter
Punjab: Government launches special fund for free treatment of Hepatitis C

With this initiative, Punjab has become the first state in the country to provide free treatment to confirmed cases of Hepatitis C, a spokesperson claimed.

Published
20 June 2016
From
Indian Express
Sofosbuvir/ledipasvir regimens can cost less per cure than older hepatitis C treatments

The cost of treating chronic hepatitis C with sofosbuvir/ledipasvir (Harvoni) is lower than the cost of prior interferon-based therapy with first-generation direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), in part because

Published
15 June 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Hep C sufferers’ ire at activist-website ban

A website which raises awareness about a medical cure for hepatitis C could be hidden from Australians.

Published
15 June 2016
From
The New Daily
Ireland to expand hepatitis C treatment programme

Anti-viral drugs that can cure Hepatitis C are to be provided to an additional 1,500 people with the disease, the HSE has announced.

Published
15 June 2016
From
Irish Times
A boring killer?

Only 3% of people who have hep C in England have received treatment. What?! How on earth is that acceptable? The problem is that this infection primarily affects injecting drug users and stigma around drug use is preventing public outrage – outrage that could spur on better health treatment.

Published
14 June 2016
From
Addaction
Race does not impact early mortality among patients with chronic HCV

Recent findings published in the Journal of Viral Hepatitis showed that race was a nonfactor in the early mortality of patients with hepatitis C virus infection. African-American patients with kidney disease and low albumin, however, were at greater risk for HCV-related mortality.

Published
13 June 2016
From
Healio
New HCV therapies unaffordable to health systems and individuals

The pricing of new treatments for hepatitis C virus (HCV) means they are unaffordable for many health systems in richer countries, according to an analysis published in

Published
09 June 2016
By
Michael Carter
People from occupied territories receive Georgian citizenship for free Hepatitis C treatment

More than 25 people from Georgia’s two Russian-occupied regions have asked for and received Georgian passports so they can benefit from the free Hepatitis C treatment program Georgia offers its citizens.

Published
07 June 2016
From
Agenda.ge
Ele Hamburger: Medicaid programs should be taking “a long hard look” at their drug policies under state and federal law

I think as a result of this case, Medicaid programs should be a taking a long hard look at whether their rationing criteria are justified under the state and federal law. When you have CMS saying it is not proper, and a federal judge saying it is inconsistent with federal Medicaid law, we hope you’re going to start to see other state programs eliminating those restrictions voluntarily.

Published
07 June 2016
From
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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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