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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.

Published
22 March 2018
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Poz
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.

Published
09 March 2018
From
World Health Organization
Hepatitis C drugs not being accessed by thousands of Australians with the disease

Hundreds of thousands of Australians with hepatitis C are failing to access new curative drugs, despite the Government subsidising them at huge cost to the taxpayer. The trend means the Government is at risk of missing its target to eradicate hepatitis C and of spending far more than necessary on the treatments.

Published
12 February 2018
From
ABC News
Harm reduction scale-up needed to eliminate HCV in people who inject drugs, European model predicts

Elimination of hepatitis C among people who inject drugs in Europe will require simultaneous scale-up of direct-acting antiviral treatment, needle and syringe programmes (NSP) and

Published
01 February 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
NHS England seeks drug price cuts to eliminate hepatitis C by 2025

NHS England announced this week that it aims to eliminate hepatitis C by 2025 – if it can negotiate 'best value for money' deals with the pharmaceutical

Published
30 January 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Global progress towards hepatitis C elimination still blocked by cost of treatment, lack of diagnosis

Nine countries – Australia, Brazil, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Japan, the Netherlands and Qatar – are on course to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030, according to

Published
01 November 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
UK elimination of hepatitis C in jeopardy unless more patients found

Just one in three people with hepatitis C in the United Kingdom has been diagnosed according to the latest estimates released at this year’s World

Published
01 November 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Hepatitis C test-and-treat programme reduces HCV by two-thirds among men who have sex with men in Swiss HIV Cohort

A systematic policy of test-and-treat cured 99% of men who have sex with men with hepatitis C in the Swiss HIV Cohort in an 8-month period and

Published
30 October 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Hepatitis C halved in Spanish people living with HIV in one year due to treatment

Spain is making dramatic progress towards eliminating hepatitis C in people living with HIV because of widespread use of direct-acting antivirals, Juan Berenguer of Hospital Gregorio Marañón, Madrid,

Published
27 October 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
San Francisco task force releases first hepatitis C estimates

End Hep C SF, a consortium of public health workers, medical providers, advocates and people living with hepatitis C, has released the first-ever estimate of the number

Published
03 July 2017
By
Liz Highleyman

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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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