Daily Archives: July 28, 2015

WHO commemorates World Hepatitis Day in Egypt, where HCV infection rates are high, as are prices to critical medicines

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It is a disease estimated to afflict more than 150 million people worldwide, infecting from three to four million more each year, and killing about 700,000. In Egypt, the World Health Organization estimates that 10 percent of people between 15 and 59 years old live with the disease. That’s hepatitis C alone. The combined impact […]

IAS 2015: HIV surges in Eastern Europe and Central Asia while drug users are denied lifesaving services and donors retreat

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VANCOUVER, Canada – As a conference where discussions of southern and eastern countries told of tipping points, with numbers of people on HIV treatment greater than numbers of new HIV infections, drew toward its close Wednesday, Dr. Michel Kazatchkine painted a contrasting picture of the epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In this region […]