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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  • 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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  • 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
  • International HCV transmission in European MSM requires DAA scale-up

    In Switzerland, men who have sex with men from other countries likely account for about one-quarter acute hepatitis C infections, according to a study presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, also known as CROI. The researchers recommend joint European scale-up schemes for DAA therapy.

    13 March 2018 | Healio
  • 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
  • WHO urges countries to scale up hepatitis C treatment

    A new WHO report shows that the annual number of people receiving hepatitis C cure increased from around 1 million in 2015 to 1.5 million in 2016. However, global access to hepatitis C treatment remains uneven, with Egypt and Pakistan accounting for about half of all people starting direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment to cure hepatitis C in 2016.

    09 March 2018 | World Health Organization
  • Among Those With HIV, Certain Factors Lower Chance of Curing Hep C

    These include a low CD4 count, having cirrhosis and taking certain hep C drug regimens.

    06 February 2018 | Poz
  • Managing the Fruits of HCV Cure: How Much Care do the Cured Need?

    An additional dimension of HCV infection about which our knowledge has dramatically expanded is the potential for extrahepatic morbidity and mortality associated with HCV infection, and the opportunity to ameliorate or prevent such outcomes by effecting virologic cure — problems such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, renal disease, cryoglobulinemia, lymphoma and others.

    22 January 2018 | Healio
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