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Calls get louder for global action on silent hepatitis crisis

As the hepatitis pandemic threatens to become a crisis larger than HIV, Kelly Morris reports about the reality facing policy makers on World Hepatitis Day, July 28, 2013.

Published
24 July 2013
From
The Lancet
Post-Cure Hep C Reinfection Is Common Among Prisoners

Prisoners who achieve a cure for hepatitis C virus (HCV) are at high risk for reinfection, especially if they continue to inject drugs on the inside. 

Published
23 July 2013
From
AIDSMeds
Are Patients Receiving the Latest Anti-HCV Drugs?

Less than 20% of patients infected with the most common Hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype receive the latest drugs approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to the August issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. This low percentage could result from concerns of side effects or patient hopes that more effective medications will soon become available.

Published
22 July 2013
From
AGA Journals blog
HIV/HCV co-infected people can do well on hepatitis C triple therapy despite contraindications

Nearly three-quarters of HIV/HCV co-infected patients in the French HEPAVIH cohort achieved end-of-treatment virological response to hepatitis C treatment with telaprevir plus pegylated interferon/ribavirin, even though one-third had

Published
22 July 2013
By
Liz Highleyman
How to Save $200 Billion and Cure Hepatitis C

Price competition is going to play a bigger and bigger role in containing healthcare cost, and HCV treatment is one area where such competition won’t have to come at the expense of patient welfare.

Published
22 July 2013
From
Xconomy
Stark inequalities in hepatitis care call for EU action

The strength of national hepatitis plans is the bundling of otherwise uncoordinated EU efforts. Many countries are effective only in some aspects of their response to hepatitis, argues Andrey Kovatchev.

Published
22 July 2013
From
Euractiv
HCV decline associated with needle and syringe programs

There was a significant reduction in hepatitis C incidence in Australia among injection drug users who attended needle and syringe programs, according to data published in the American Journal of Public Health.

Published
19 July 2013
From
Healio
NICE draft guidance recommends drugs to treat chronic hepatitis C in children and young people

In draft guidance published today NICE recommends peginterferon alfa in combination with ribavirin as an option for treating chronic hepatitis C in children and young people.

Published
19 July 2013
From
NICE
Sign a petition to demand leadership from the World Health Organization to defuse the hepatitis C viral time bomb

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called hepatitis C a "viral time bomb," yet have done little to significantly address this global health crisis.

Published
10 July 2013
From
EATG
Poor treatment outcomes common among children with HIV/HCV coinfection

European children with HIV/HCV coinfection often have poor outcomes from HCV therapy.

Published
09 July 2013
From
Healio.com

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