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Outside the biomedical box of hepatitis C research

Interview with Magdalena Harris, Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, on how she came to work with viral hepatitis, how the field has been changing, and what new research is called for.

Published
17 May 2016
From
BioMed Central blogs
Hepatitis C therapy improves quality of life for people who inject drugs, but reinfection risk remains

People on opiate substitution therapy can be successfully treated with grazoprevir/elbasvir (Zepatier), leading to improvements in some aspects of quality of life, according to findings from the

Published
06 May 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
The Drugs Consensus Is Not Pretty - It's Been Ripped Apart at the Seams

The UNGASS was certainly not a success for the defenders of the status quo. The consensus on punitive prohibition has been well and truly ripped apart at the seams. This UNGASS demonstrates the impact civil society pressure can achieve. The drug policy reform movement will continue to grow into a formidable global social movement towards 2019. The collective demand for change will grow ever louder leading to sustainable and seismic break-throughs at national, regional and ultimately UN levels.

Published
04 May 2016
From
International Drug Policy Consortium
China has a long way to go before it achieves 90-90-90 targets

A study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases suggests that China has a long way to go before it achieves UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets. Research conducted in Shandong Province showed that

Published
04 May 2016
By
Michael Carter
HIV PrEP currently too pricey to justify use in people who inject drugs

The model suggested that over 20 years, enrolling a quarter of HIV uninfected injection drug users in a PrEP + screening + ART program would be the optimal approach for reducing HIV infection. However, at current drug prices this approach would cost the U.S. an additional $44 billion, which is equivalent to annually spending 10 percent of the current federal budget for domestic HIV/AIDS on PrEP for people who inject drugs.

Published
26 April 2016
From
Medical Xpress
New HIV cases in Ireland up by a third last year

There was a 33% increase in the number of people who tested positive for HIV in Ireland last year. The HSE reported 498 notifications of the virus, compared to 377 in 2014.

Published
08 April 2016
From
RTE
Indian study proves that more people virally suppressed in a population equals fewer HIV infections

The proportion of people living with HIV in a population who have a detectable viral load is much more strongly associated with the rate of

Published
06 April 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Inside A Small Brick House At The Heart Of Indiana's Opioid Crisis

In the spring of 2015, something was unfolding in Austin, Indiana. The town of about 5,000 people became home to one of the biggest HIV outbreaks in decades, with more than 140 diagnosed cases. At the root of the outbreak was a powerful prescription painkiller called Opana.

Published
02 April 2016
From
NPR
Heroin Epidemic Is Yielding to a Deadlier Cousin: Fentanyl

Fentanyl represents the latest wave of a rolling drug epidemic that has been fueled by prescription painkillers, as addicts continue to seek higher highs and cheaper fixes.

Published
29 March 2016
From
New York Times
Glasgow HIV cases reach highest in decade as numbers quadruple

NHS Greater Glasgow have seen the number of new cases through drug injection more than quadruple last year. They usually see an average of 10 cases a year – but in 2015 that figure soared to 47.

Published
29 March 2016
From
Daily Record
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