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Hepatitis C virus in semen unlikely to explain transmission

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is only detectable in the semen of a minority of HIV-positive gay men co-infected with both viruses, and even then at

Published
27 April 2010
By
Gus Cairns
Hepatitis C virus can survive in syringes for up to 63 days

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) might still be transmissible via syringes long after their first use, according to a US study presented at the 17th Conference

Published
20 February 2010
By
Liz Highleyman
The new epidemic: HIV and hepatitis C infection in gay men

“I’m surprised there isn’t a greater sense of urgency about this in the community.” Those were the words of Dr Kevin Fenton of the US Centers for

Published
01 April 2009
From
HIV treatment update
Conference highlights the forces encouraging risk behaviour in gay men

The forces encouraging sexual risk behaviour are large and widespread, but the forces for precautionary behaviour are meagre and narrowly focussed, argued Ford Hickson of

Published
13 March 2009
By
Roger Pebody
Double trouble – how hepatitis C is on the increase in HIV-positive gay men

Studies at CROI showed how hepatitis C is gaining ground, says Gus Cairns.

Published
01 March 2009
From
HIV treatment update
Fear and stigma creating hepatitis C transmission risk for HIV-positive gay men

Stigma is contributing to the sexual transmission of hepatitis C virus amongst HIV-positive gay men, a small qualitative study published in the journal Culture, Health

Published
25 September 2008
By
Michael Carter
Evidence to support belief in transmission of hepatitis C by sharing drug sniffing equipment

Hepatitis C can be detected in the nasal passage, and in straws which are inserted in the nose, report researchers in the October 1st edition

Published
11 September 2008
By
Roger Pebody
Hepatitis C vaccine hope

A vaccine against the hepatitis C virus (HCV) may be on the market by 2010, a leading hepatitis C researcher told the Eleventh International Symposium

Published
11 April 2003
By
Megan Nicholson
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

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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.

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