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Worldwide 52 million children living with viral hepatitis

New data presented at this year's World Hepatitis Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1-3 November) show that 52 million children are living with viral hepatitis worldwide, compared to 2.1 million…

Hepatitis C buyers’ clubs grow worldwide as a way to obtain affordable treatment

Hidden amongst the thousands of Facebook pages given over to holiday snaps and gossip are groups of patients who have hepatitis C, a disease that affects more than 70 million…

Australia: Gonorrhoea and syphilis on the rise, HIV stable, and some good news on hepatitis

Australia’s annual report card on STIs and blood-borne viruses finds that gonorrhoea has increased by 63% over the past five years. Gonorrhoea and syphilis diagnoses are increasing in Australia, HIV…

Treating HCV in HIV-coinfection: still a therapeutic dilemma?

All patients with HIV infection should be screened at least once for HCV. In patients with continued risk factors, such as injecting drug use or men who have sex with…

HCV: Miracle cure costs less than a budget airline flight

The revolution in generic drugs means that a 12-week course of drugs to cure hepatitis C can be manufactured for just US$50 - as low as the cost of a…

CoPE Call for Applications

We are pleased to announce a special CoPE call for hepatitis, addressing the need for access to hepatitis prevention, testing, treatment and care services by co-infected key populations. Please find below…

World Hepatitis Summit – Declaration of the Hepatitis Community

The World Hepatitis Summit passed and published the Declaration of the Hepatitis Community "NO ELIMINATION WITHOUT DECRIMINALIZATION!" today. The Declaration calls for the decriminalization of people who use drugs, and…

Global progress towards hepatitis C elimination still blocked by cost of treatment, lack of diagnosis

Nine countries — Australia, Brazil, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Japan, the Netherlands and Qatar — are on course to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030, according to data released at the…

Countries risk ‘running out’ of hepatitis C patients to treat, says World Hepatitis Alliance

The latest data on the global hepatitis C epidemic, released at the World Hepatitis Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1-3 November) reveal that most countries (especially high-income countries) are running…

UK elimination of hepatitis C in jeopardy unless more patients found

New data show that more than 100,000 people living with hepatitis C in the UK are undiagnosed Just one in three people with hepatitis C in the United Kingdom have…