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Tackling HIV and hepatitis C in Europe: towards minimum standards

Despite the huge disparities in care that were highlighted, last week's Standard of Care for HIV and Coinfections in Europe meeting in Bucharest featured discussions that could form

Published
08 February 2019
By
Gus Cairns
Glimmers of hope: moving towards better HIV and TB treatment in eastern Europe

Eastern Europe continues to have one of the worst HIV epidemics in the world outside sub-Saharan Africa, with the worst linkage to care of any region in

Published
07 February 2019
By
Gus Cairns
Needle and syringe programs cost-effectively prevent hepatitis C transmission

Providing clean injecting equipment through needle and syringe programs is a highly cost-effective way of preventing hepatitis C (HCV) transmission among people who inject drugs and could save millions of pounds in infection treatment costs in the UK, according to research led by the University of Bristol and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Published
24 January 2019
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Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Barriers to HCV treatment access from the drug user's point of view: stigma, complex lives and damaged veins

Despite access to hepatitis C treatment, many people who inject drugs still perceive numerous barriers to starting treatment, including the attitudes of healthcare workers, the

Published
24 January 2019
By
Keith Alcorn
Stigma means Russia risks HIV epidemic as cases rise

Stigma around homosexuality and drug use means Russia and some former Soviet Union countries risk developing out-of-control HIV epidemics, experts have said, after data showed a record number of new cases last year.

Published
29 November 2018
From
The Guardian
Australian experience shows high DAA uptake and rapid fall in rates of HCV viraemia among people who inject drugs

Providing hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) to people who inject drugs can achieve rapid reductions in community prevalence of viraemia, according

Published
28 November 2018
By
Michael Carter
Recent incarceration increases HIV and hepatitis C risk for people who inject drugs

People who inject drugs (PWID) recently released from prison or jail have a substantially increased risk of acquiring infection with HIV or hepatitis C virus (HCV), according

Published
12 November 2018
By
Michael Carter
How has Glasgow responded to an outbreak of HIV among people who inject drugs?

Intensive efforts to reach people who inject drugs who have acquired HIV in a recent transmission outbreak in the city have resulted in high levels of antiretroviral

Published
07 November 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Majority of US young adults who use drugs are not tested for hepatitis C or HIV

Only about a third of adolescents and young adults diagnosed with opioid use disorder in the United States are screened for hepatitis C virus (HCV) or HIV, even

Published
19 October 2018
By
Liz Highleyman
Integrated support intervention improves engagement with HIV and methadone treatment among people who inject drugs

Providing information on how to navigate care pathways, psychosocial support, and immediate antiretroviral therapy (ART) to HIV-positive people who inject drugs in Ukraine, Vietnam and Indonesia increased retention

Published
18 October 2018
By
Michael Carter
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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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