The Global Health Sector Strategy for viral hepatitis 2016-2021 was unanimously adopted by the 69th World Health Assembly on 28 May 2016.Read More
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The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listing of Viekira Pak® and Viekira Pak-RBV® from 1 May is a very welcome addition to the highly effective new generation treatment options for people living with hepatitis C.
This good news is tempered by the fact that some people living with less common hepatitis C genotypes are still desperately waiting for new treatments to become available without the terrible side-effects of the older medicine.Read More
There have been numerous reports today about a health care worker in a major Melbourne hospital having been diagnosed with hepatitis B and the possibility that some patients may have been at risk of infection.Read More
The HCV Quest is a global patient survey, investigating the impact of hepatitis C (HCV) on patients’ personal and social lives, as well as education and work, while also examining patients’ experience of care. The results of the survey, conducted over six months between July and December 2014, have been released in London this morning.Read More