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1 year 9 months ago
With around 4000 people in Grampian estimated to have hepatitis C, the virus represents a significant public health and health inequalities issue in the region. With this in mind, Kevin Stewart (MSP for Aberdeen Central and one of The Hepatitis C Trust’s Parliamentary Champions), yesterday visited the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI) to meet clinical staff involved in the delivery of hepatitis C treatment in Grampian.
1 year 10 months ago
An experimental hepatitis C drug combination from Gilead Sciences Inc.wiped out all strains of the virus in a large clinical trial, giving the company an advantage against AbbVie Inc. in the race to treat as many patients as possible.
1 year 10 months ago
The Hepatitis C Trust yesterday held a highly successful awareness-raising and testing event in Glasgow. The event, which The Hepatitis C Trust staged alongside Waverley Care, was aimed at South Asian communities in Glasgow, who are at particular risk from the virus.
1 year 10 months ago
The Scottish Government yesterday launched the 2015 - 2020 Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework, and in doing so committed to the elimination of hepatitis C as a public health concern. The Framework drives hepatitis C strategy in Scotland, and represents the next step in the nation's world-leading steps to tackle the virus.
1 year 11 months ago
Public Health England (PHE) in the West Midlands has joined forces with the local NHS, Birmingham City Council and the Hepatitis C Trust to raise awareness of hepatitis and promote the message for people to ‘get tested’. It is estimated that over 5,000 people in Birmingham are living with hepatitis C, however half are undiagnosed. Following World Hepatitis Day (28 July), public health partners have come together to raise awareness of the ‘silent killer’, with two events this week in Birmingham:
1 year 12 months ago
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has today issued appraisal consultation documents for three new hepatitis C therapies; ledipasvir-sofosbuvir (Harvoni), daclatasvir (Daklinza, and ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir (with or without dasabuvir). A summary of the recommendations, which at this stage are preliminary, are below: Ledipasvir-sofosbuvir Genotype 1
1 year 12 months ago
Today, World Hepatitis Day 28th July 2015, offers an important opportunity to look at the progress that has been made in addressing hepatitis C in the UK and across the world to date, and to reflect on the opportunities that now exist to tackle it.
1 year 12 months ago
Nicola Sturgeon MSP, the First Minister of Scotland, today joined with opposition leaders to pledge her support for World Hepatitis Day, and re-iterated the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling viral hepatitis.
2 years 5 days ago
The Hepatitis C Trust is joining forces with Manchester Public Health to promote hepatitis C awareness and testing ahead of World Hepatitis Day (28th July).  It is estimated that over 5,000 people in Manchester are living with hepatitis C, although half of these people are undiagnosed. To raise awareness of the ‘silent killer’, the charity will be offering free on-the-spot hepatitis C tests at the following times and locations:
2 years 1 week ago
Addaction is embracing World Hepatitis Day in a big way this year. Packs with promotional materials and information are being sent out to all participating services this week.