Hepatitis C leaflets for people with HIV receive BMA commendation

Kieran McCann, Roger Pebody
Published: 18 September 2013

We were delighted to hear from the British Medical Association (BMA) that the four leaflets that form our hepatitis C basics series were commended in the 2013 BMA Patient Information Awards!

You can access all the leaflets in our illustrated series The basics on our website: www.aidsmap.com/thebasics

The BMA Patient Information Awards

The awards have been running since 1997, with the aim of encouraging, “excellence in the production and dissemination of accessible, well-designed and clinically balanced patient information”.

You can find out more on the BMA website, including viewing the full list of commended resources and the judging process used to review the submitted entries.

We went along to the award ceremony yesterday and found it really useful to see what other organisations and publishers are doing in the patient information and medical communication arena.

Hepatitis C information

Hepatitis is one of the most common co-infections affecting people with HIV. We identified a need for easy-to-read information on hepatitis C for people with HIV and, in particular, there was almost no clear and practical information about the sexual transmission of hepatitis C although it’s an increasing concern for gay men with HIV. Making a decision about when to start hepatitis C treatment can also be difficult, with a number of pros and cons to weigh up.

This series of leaflets aims to explain these topics, breaking down complex health information. The resources are designed to support discussions between health professionals and people with HIV.

We’re very pleased to have worked in collaboration with The Hepatitis C Trust and the Co-infection Alliance to develop these resources, as well as with groups of staff and patients who helped us to make sure we’re providing relevant, accurate information.

You can find out more about these resources in a previous blogpost: http://www.aidsmap.com/hep-c-basics

Hepatitis C leaflets for people with HIV receive BMA commendation

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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