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Indonesian buyers club helps people obtain generic hepatitis C treatment

A community-led buyers club in Indonesia has helped more than 100 people get generic direct-acting antiviral (DAA) drugs to treat hepatitis C and is seeing a high

Published
24 May 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
China captures 12 smugglers of Indian pharmaceuticals

Chinese police have detained 12 people for smuggling and selling Indian-made treatments for hepatitis C and cancer, authorities said Wednesday.

Published
24 May 2017
From
Xinhua
Hepatic steatosis worsens faster in HIV mono-infection than HIV/HCV

Hepatic steatosis progressed faster and was more often associated with liber fibrosis progression among patients with HIV mono-infection compared with patients with HIV/hepatitis C coinfection, according to recently published data from an ongoing cohort study.

Published
23 May 2017
From
Healio
'We have an epidemic.' Kentucky now leads the nation in Hepatitis C infection rate

Growing intravenous drug use by people sharing syringes to inject heroin and other substances continues to drive new hepatitis C infections in Kentucky, which ultimately could mean a staggering cost to taxpayers to treat people with the disease.

Published
22 May 2017
From
Lexington Herald Leader
Hepatitis C virus reinfection is uncommon after being cured with DAAs

Most people on opiate substitution therapy were successfully treated for hepatitis C with an interferon-free regimen of grazoprevir/elbasvir (Zepatier), and only a small number became reinfected during

Published
19 May 2017
By
Liz Highleyman
Graphene sensor could speed hepatitis diagnosis

Researchers in the UK and China are joining forces to develop a graphene-based sensor for on-the-spot diagnosis of hepatitis A, B and C. Particularly useful in areas with a high incidence of the highly infectious liver disease, such as China, the sensor could help stop the spread of hepatitis by speeding up diagnosis and allowing treatment to start more quickly.

Published
19 May 2017
From
The Engineer
Costs for generic hepatitis C drugs available in India would be paid back in 5 to 10 years

Use of the generic versions of directly-acting antiviral drugs that are available in India to treat hepatitis C virus infection is not only cost effective but actually saves lifetime costs for treating infected patients in that country.

Published
18 May 2017
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Surgeons plan to use hepatitis-infected hearts to slash wait for a transplant

As many as 1,000 such infected kidneys are thrown away each year in the United States, but new medications have made hepatitis C curable — and made it possible to consider using infected organs for transplants. That could cut down on the wait time not just for kidneys but also other organs, especially hearts.

Published
15 May 2017
From
STAT
State HCV Incidence and Policies Related to Preventive Services, and Treatment Services for Persons Who Inject Drugs

The authors of this analysis examined state laws governing access to safe infection equipment and Medicaid policies related to HCV treatment for people who inject drugs (PWID) in all 50 states and DC.

Published
12 May 2017
From
CDC
US: New Hepatitis C Infections Nearly Tripled over Five Years

Over just five years, the number of new hepatitis C virus infections reported to CDC has nearly tripled, reaching a 15-year high, according to new preliminary surveillance data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Published
12 May 2017
From
CDC

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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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