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Previous HAV vaccination does not reliably protect some patients with HIV

Study findings suggest that previous vaccination against hepatitis A virus infection does not reliably protect some people with HIV.

Published
18 April 2019
From
Healio
England hits WHO 2020 hepatitis C target three years early

Deaths from liver disease related to serious hepatitis C (HCV) fell by more than 16% between 2015 and 2017, according to data published by Public Health England (PHE). As a result, England has hit the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) target to reduce HCV related mortality by 10% by 2020 three years early.

Published
18 April 2019
From
The Pharmaceutical Journal
Hepatic Steatosis Highly Prevalent in Young Adults With Lifelong HIV

One-third of young adults living with HIV since birth or early childhood have hepatic steatosis.

Published
17 April 2019
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Health expert says hepatitis C could be eliminated quickly in Scotland

A leading expert in hepatitis C has said it could be removed from Scotland in the next five years if efforts to cure people were "energised".

Published
12 April 2019
From
BBC News
Summary from CROI 2019 for viral Hepatitis, from Jürgen Rockstroh

Although no new drugs for HBV or HCV therapy were presented a whole range of important clinical studies were discussed which all have important clinical implications for daily practice.

Published
09 April 2019
From
NATAP
Hepatitis C deaths fall by 16 per cent between 2015 and 2017

Deaths from serious hepatitis C related liver disease fell by 16.1% between 2015 and 2017 according to data from PHE.

Published
09 April 2019
From
Public Health England
Armenia gets license to produce drugs for hepatitis C treatment

The Armenian Ministry of Health and the Gilead Science Ireland UC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, under which Gilead will provide Armenia with a license to produce, pack and import genetic drugs for hepatitis C treatment.

Published
03 April 2019
From
Public Radio of Armenia
Slight decline in hepatitis C diagnoses in Europe

European surveillance data show a 10% decrease in newly reported hepatitis C cases between 2016 and 2017. However, with more than 31,000 recorded cases in 2017, diagnoses remain at a high level in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA). In addition, variation in national testing practices and widespread under-reporting of diagnosed cases do not provide an accurate picture of the true epidemiological burden.

Published
03 April 2019
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Demand for Hepatitis B Vaccines to Soar from End-use Industries and Push Revenues in the Global Market

The global market for hepatitis B vaccine is growing at a significant rate due to increasing number of cases with hepatitis B infection. In addition, growing population and growing awareness for improved healthcare facilities is increasing the global market for hepatitis B vaccine.

Published
02 April 2019
From
New Daily Herald
San Francisco Study Shows Engagement in HCV Care Aids Elimination

In San Francisco, many transwomen have access to hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and treatment, which suggests an opportunity for HCV control and elimination, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Viral Hepatitis.

Published
02 April 2019
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
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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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