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Hepatitis C testing in gay and bisexual men with HIV below target, US study finds

The findings are published in the journal Open Forum Infectious Diseases. Hepatitis C can be cured by a short course of direct-acting antiviral treatment and the World Health Organization has set targets for testing and treatment coverage by 2030 with the aim of eliminating hepatitis C. Left undiagnosed and untreated, hepatitis C may eventually lead… Read More »

What’s needed to eliminate hepatitis C in people with HIV in Scotland?

To eliminate hepatitis C in people with HIV in Scotland, healthcare providers will need to reach people not on HIV treatment and step up testing for hepatitis C in people who inject drugs, an analysis of Scottish surveillance data published in HIV Medicine shows. Scotland has a high prevalence of hepatitis C among people with… Read More »

“Hepatitis-free future” WHO’s Theme for World Hepatitis Day 2020

On World Hepatitis Day 28th July 2020, WHO calls for united and stepped-up action to build on the achievement of one of the milestone targets to eliminate viral hepatitis in the Sustainable Development Goals ─ to reach under 1% prevalence of HBV infections in children under five years of age by 2020. This is possible… Read More »

Hepatitis C-Positive Livers Safe for Transplantation, Study Explains

Ohio, June 27: According to a recent study, patients who received a transplanted liver infected with hepatitis C, and were treated for the infection later, showed good signs of recovery. The study was conducted by researchers of University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and UC Health and was published in the journal Liver Transplantation. Also Read… Read More »