While many people living with hepatitis C never have serious symptoms, some develop fibrosis or cirrhosis (scarring of the liver). All people living with HIV should be tested for hepatitis C, with a blood test.

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  • Hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C can cause the same types of symptoms and long-term liver damage as hepatitis B, although the two viruses are not closely related. Recent estimates find...

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  • Hepatitis C and HIV

    Hepatitis C is a blood-borne infection that is transmitted in some of the same ways as HIV.Over time untreated hepatitis C...

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  • Hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C is a serious infection caused by a virus.It damages the liver, which performs essential functions in the body.Some people have hepatitis C for...

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  • Millions flock to free tests as Egypt seeks to eradicate hepatitis C

    Egypt, which has the highest rate of hepatitis C in the world, is carrying out an unprecedented campaign to detect and treat the disease in a bid to eliminate it by 2022. It aims to test the entire adult population — about 50 million people.

    06 December 2018 | Reuters
  • 4.5 percent of examined Egyptians tested positive for Hepatitis C

    Minister of Health and Population HalaZayed said that the tests carried out as part of Egypt’s national campaign’s first stage revealed that 4.5 percent of the examined citizens tested positive for Hepatitis C.

    22 November 2018 | Egypt Today
  • PHE and NHSE launch national drive to trace hepatitis C patients

    Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England have launched a national exercise to identify and treat patients who have been previously diagnosed with hepatitis C.

    21 November 2018 | GOV.UK
  • Too Few Teens and Youth Adults Using Opioids Are Screened for Hepatitis C and HIV, New Study Finds

    Despite their increased risk, only one-third of adolescents and young adults with known opioid use disorder (OUD) were screened for hepatitis C, according to a study released at the IDWeek conference in San Francisco. Furthermore, of those screened for hepatitis C, only 11% were also screened for HIV.

    10 October 2018 | The Body PRO
  • Egypt to launch largest anti-Hepatitis C campaign ever in October

    Egypt will launch the "largest medical campaign in the world" next October to detect and treat Hepatitis C virus for 50 million citizens upon President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s orders, according to Wednesday statement by Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Rady.

    13 September 2018 | Egypt Today
  • Hologic's Global Access Initiative Increases Availability of Diagnostic Testing in Resource-Limited Countries

    Hologic, Inc. announced today the launch of the new Hologic Global Access Initiative, in partnership with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and MedAccess (backed by the U.K. government), to increase affordable access to molecular testing for HIV, hepatitis B and C (HBV and HCV) and human papillomavirus (HPV) in nearly 50 nations around the world. These countries, primarily across Africa and Southeast Asia, make up 90 percent of the HIV disease burden globally.

    25 July 2018 | Hologic press release
  • FIND and DNDi support Malaysian MOH to simplify and decentralize HCV screening & treatment

    FIND and the DNDi will partner to generate evidence that will support policy change and scale up of hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment. This work, announced at the AIDS 2018 conference in Amsterdam and ahead of World Hepatitis Day 2018, is being conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Malaysia with a view to overcoming barriers to diagnosis and treatment.

    23 July 2018 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Cost-effective universal screening for hepatitis C in France

    The modeling results show that universal screening is associated with better life expectancy adjusted for quality of life than other strategies. Universal screening is cost-effective if the patients tested for HCV infection are treated rapidly after diagnosis.

    02 July 2018 | EurekAlert (press release)
  • EATG launches a report on access to HCV-related services in the penitentiary system in Europe

    Drawing on research on the state of access to services related to Hepatitis C in prison settings in Europe and Central Asia, which has highlighted major shortcomings across the countries as well as some promising practices in few countries, the European AIDS Treatment Group calls on national and prison authorities to scale up access to voluntary and confidential testing and counselling for people in detention.

    23 May 2018 | EATG
  • Acute HCV spontaneous clearance rates low among HIV coinfected

    Most patients with HIV who become infected with hepatitis C will not clear the infection spontaneously and face a chronic course, according to a study presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, also known as CROI. The researchers advocate for amended direct-acting drug labels and guidelines to allow usage of DAA therapy during the acute phase of HCV in high-risk individuals.

    13 March 2018 | Healio
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