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$25m to stem rise in HIV in Australia

The Rudd government outlines a $25 million strategy to tackle sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, which is on the rise for the first time in five years.

Published
12 August 2013
From
Sydney Morning Herald
World Hepatitis Day - Actions Worldwide

Protest actions took place in Thailand, New York, Russia, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Moldova and Ukraine during the period around World Hepatitis Day to demand access to treatment for viral hepatitis and effective prevention measures.

Published
07 August 2013
From
HepCoalition
Community study finds no evidence of widespread HCV epidemic among HIV-negative gay men in London

Approximately 1% of HIV-negative gay men in London had antibodies to the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in 2008, results of a community survey published in HIV Medicine show.

Published
07 August 2013
By
Michael Carter
Physicians are Foregoing Treatment of Their HCV Patients Until New Agents Become Available

BioTrends Research Group, one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms for specialized biopharmaceutical issues, finds that three-quarters of patients who have failed prior regimens, regardless of genotype, are not likely to re-treat their chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection with a currently available regimen within the next year.

Published
06 August 2013
From
BioTrends
A quarter of HIV/HCV-co-infected people in EuroSIDA have received HCV therapy

A quarter of HIV-positive people in the EuroSIDA cohort with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection have received HCV therapy, a study published in HIV Medicine shows.

Published
06 August 2013
By
Michael Carter
‘HCC-4 risk score’ IDs hepatitis C patients likely to develop HCC

A risk score derived from four simple test results readily obtained during routine care may help identify the patients with chronic hepatitis C who are most at risk for developing hepatocellular carcinoma, according to a retrospective study published online July 12 in the European Journal of Internal Medicine.

Published
01 August 2013
From
Family Practice News
HCV RNA Levels Stable in People on ART But Not on Anti-HCV Therapy

HCV RNA levels hardly changed over five years in HCV/HIV co-infected people taking combination antiretroviral therapy, but not anti-HCV therapy, according to results of a EuroSIDA analysis.

Published
31 July 2013
From
International AIDS Society
India: Expert recommendations to tackle viral hepatitis

With viral hepatitis cases reaching alarming proportions in India, an Expert Group of specialists from Bangalore have evolved six major recommendations for government, policy-makers, medical fraternity, pharmaceutical sector and other other stakeholders to tackle the disease effectively.

Published
31 July 2013
From
Times of India
Smoking cannabis does not accelerate progression of liver disease in people with HIV/HCV co-infection

Smoking cannabis does not worsen liver disease in people with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection, Canadian research published in the online edition of Clinical Infectious

Published
31 July 2013
By
Michael Carter
The HIV and HepC mix

My heart sank. I’d just put the phone down. A friend’s routine test results had shown up Hepatitis C. Again.

Published
30 July 2013
From
scotfreehiv (blog)

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