Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a serious viral infection that affects the liver, potentially leading to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis C treatment have very few side-effects and can cure most people, including people living with HIV.

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  • Other health issues

    As you get older, it’s even more important to regularly attend clinic appointments and stay in touch with your healthcare providers. Your HIV clinic appointments will include...

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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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  • HIV & hepatitis

    This booklet gives information for people with HIV who also have hepatitis A, hepatitis B or hepatitis C....

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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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  • How hepatitis C is passed on during sex

    Hepatitis C can be passed on during sex that could lead to contact with semen, rectal mucus or blood.Many gay men with HIV have picked...

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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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  • How hepatitis C is passed on

    When the blood of a person who has hepatitis C enters the bloodstream of another person, that person could get hepatitis C.Tiny and unseen traces...

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  • Moving on with my life: Getting cured of hepatitis C

    Interviews with people who have had successful treatment for hepatitis C & what it means for them. Made for the annual conference of the London Joint Working Group on Substance Use & Hepatitis C, Held at The Guildhall London on 3 December 2018.

    07 December 2018 | YouTube
  • 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
  • Eliminating Hepatitis: A unique opportunity that shouldn't be missed

    Micro-elimination seeks to eliminate HCV in particular target populations, permitting rapid, focused action. It can also address inequities in service delivery by concentrating health system attention on stigmatised groups. Initiatives aimed at specific risk groups, such as men who have sex with men, migrants and drug users, already exist for HIV in so-called ‘Fast-Track’ cities, such as Amsterdam and Madrid and need to be adapted to include hepatitis.

    22 November 2018 | The Parliament Magazine
  • 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
  • Coinfection Connection

    Curing hepatitis C is a priority for people also living with HIV.

    27 June 2018 | POZ
  • Hepatitis C in England: 2018 report

    In this report, we summarise the impact of action plans in England to drive down mortality from HCV, reduce the number of new infections, and outline the actions required to make further progress.

    08 May 2018 | Public Health England
  • Hep C: Have men who have sex with men (MSM) reached a turning point?

    As men who have sex with men (MSM) are treated for their Hep C, a treatment as prevention approach becomes possible. Once a patient has cleared their Hep C, they cannot pass it on.

    05 May 2018 | Gay Times
  • What’s Hepatitis C Reinfection Got to Do With It?

    Ending the epidemic is going to require addressing the fact that certain individuals are at high risk of reinfection - in other words, when someone cured of the virus contracts it again. Reinfection is particularly likely to occur among individuals who are currently engaging in the kind of high-risk practices that spread the virus.

    03 April 2018 | Poz
  • Spread of Hep C Is on the Rise Among French Gay & Bi Men With HIV

    This is occurring despite the fact that hepatitis C is increasingly being cured among the French HIV population.

    26 March 2018 | Poz
  • Systematic Hep C Test-and-Treat Lowers Rate in Gay Men With HIV

    A Swiss research program tested for and treated hep C in a large cohort of HIV-positive men who have sex with men over time.

    22 March 2018 | Poz
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