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US: New Hepatitis C Infections Nearly Tripled over Five Years

Over just five years, the number of new hepatitis C virus infections reported to CDC has nearly tripled, reaching a 15-year high, according to new preliminary surveillance data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Published
12 May 2017
From
CDC
New report halves the number of people infected with hepatitis C worldwide

A new World Health Organization (WHO) report chops the estimated number of people around the world living with the liver-damaging hepatitis C virus (HCV) in half—but the drop has nothing to do with the recent advent of powerful drugs that cure the disease for most everyone. The dramatic drop occurred primarily because of tests that measured HCV’s genetic material, RNA, in people. Previous epidemiological surveys tested whether people had antibodies against the virus, which is less precise.

Published
02 May 2017
From
Science
New hepatitis data highlight need for urgent global response

New WHO data reveal that an estimated 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The WHO Global hepatitis report, 2017 indicates that the large majority of these people lack access to life-saving testing and treatment. As a result, millions of people are at risk of a slow progression to chronic liver disease, cancer, and death.

Published
21 April 2017
From
World Health Organization
European HCV treatment access survey shows big variations in eligibility

England, Malta, Slovakia, Hungary and Croatia have the tightest restrictions on who can receive direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment for hepatitis C, while France, Ireland, Portugal, Germany, Poland

Published
20 April 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Taking stock: Where does Europe stand in the elimination of hepatitis B and C?

In 2016, a regional action plan for Europe contributing to the implementation of the global viral hepatitis elimination strategy was developed by the WHO Regional Office for Europe. In an article published today in Eurosurveillance, the authors take a closer look how Europe is doing according to the ten indicators and targets outlined in this plan.

Published
03 March 2017
From
EurekAlert (press release)
WHA69: Leave no one behind, World Hepatitis Alliance

Raquel Peck is the CEO of the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), she shares her hope that stronger action on viral hepatitis will be high on the agenda for the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva (convening this week).

Published
25 May 2016
From
PLoS Blogs (blog)
Shifting hepatitis C treatment to primary care providers could expand availability

Hepatitis C treatment managed by non-specialists such as primary care physicians and nurse practitioners is as safe and effective as treatment delivered by specialists and could help

Published
15 April 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Curing Hepatitis C, in an Experiment the Size of Egypt

A new approach tested in Egypt could become the blueprint for providing cutting-edge medicines to the poor.

Published
16 December 2015
From
New York Times
World Health Organization calls for ambitious global targets for viral hepatitis control

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for ambitious new global targets for diagnosis, treatment and cure of viral hepatitis, signalling a major increase in momentum towards

Published
03 September 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
New data shows relentless rise in hepatitis deaths

World leaders meet in Scotland to discuss urgent response and move towards elimination of 7th biggest global killer. Worldwide, viral hepatitis kills more than 1.4 million people a year, 4000 people a day, and more than 400 million people are chronically infected with hepatitis B or C.

Published
02 September 2015
From
World Hepatitis Summit press release

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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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