Tag Archives: Hepatitis

Birx, Farmer: Global AIDS lessons can inform, equip hepatitis response

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WASHINGTON, DC — Health leaders who gathered Wednesday at the White House to commemorate World Hepatitis Day agreed that recognition of the needless toll and continuing threat of that global, infectious and often deadly disease has been a long time coming. They also cited practical promise in the recent World Health Assembly Hepatitis Resolution that […]

Hepatitis resolution passed by 67th World Health Assembly includes calls for increased access to new medicine, syringe exchange

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Committing the World Health Organization and member states of the United Nations to efforts to combat to hepatitis worldwide, the 67th World Health Assembly today passed a Hepatitis Resolution that includes calls to use legal flexibilities to lower prices of new effective medicines, and accelerate harm reduction programs for people who inject drugs. The resolution […]

World Hepatitis Day brings progress, setbacks, protests, and a petition

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Sunday is World Hepatitis Day, and publications, protests and petitions are highlighting issues surrounding an epidemic traditionally shrouded in silence that affects more than 500 million people worldwide. The good news comes with Prevention and Management of Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among People Who Inject Drugs: Moving the Agenda Forward, a supplement to Clinical Infectious […]

WHO Bulletin review of TB and illicit drug use calls for five “urgent measures”

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Sharing drug equipment that includes water pipes, often living in close quarters, frequently imprisoned, and facing greater than average rates of other health conditions including alcoholism, hepatitis B and C, as well as HIV, people who use illicit drugs have higher than average odds of getting tuberculosis infection and disease, with outbreaks of drug-resistant strains […]

ID Week: Awareness, treatment options, research needed to address HIV/Hepatitis B coinfection

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SAN DIEGO, CA- With liver disease the second leading killer of people living with HIV and one in every six HIV-positive people in resource-poor settings co-infected with Hepatitis B, efforts to increase awareness, screening, prevention, treatment access and research of effective treatments are needed, Dr. Chloe Thio told an audience at  ID Week, this morning. […]