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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 09:08
NVHR has created a fact sheet about The Viral Hepatitis Testing Act of 2014 (S. 2538). The legislation would authorize $80 million over three years for a comprehensive national system – an enhancement and strengthening of existing public health programs – for surveillance, education, testing, and linkage to care for HBV and HCV, to prevent transmission, morbidity, and mortality from viral hepatitis-related chronic liver disease and liver cancer.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 09:07
NVHR has developed a fact sheet about The Viral Hepatitis Testing Act of 2013 (H.R. 3723). The legislation would authorize $80 million over three years for a comprehensive national system – an enhancement and strengthening of existing public health programs – for surveillance, education, testing, and linkage to care for HBV and HCV, to prevent transmission, morbidity, and mortality from viral hepatitis-related chronic liver disease and liver cancer.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 14:58
People with chronic hepatitis C who are using methadone or buprenorphine to manage opiate addiction can be safely and effectively treated with AbbVie's 3D all-oral direct-acting antiviral regimen plus ribavirin, resulting in a 97% cure rate, according to a report this week at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 14:56
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) World Community Advisory Board (CAB) grew from an international AIDS activist movement. The objectives of the meeting were threefold: To provide a forum for leading activists to learn about developments in HCV treatment and access barriers; To find common advocacy strategies; and To meet with pharmaceutical companies about their plans for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 14:48
The importance of integrating people who inject drugs into HCV treatment programs. Arguments from a public health and human rights perspective. This document develops core arguments for why it is relevant, feasible, and indeed crucial to include people who inject drugs in national treatment guidelines and programs for chronic HCV infection – from both public health and human rights perspectives.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 14:40
To better quantify the important role of state health departments in assuring hepatitis C (HCV) testing is available to populations most impacted, NASTAD conducted a survey of health department supported HCV testing activities in 2013.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 14:35
Women In Government has developed a Hepatitis C Awareness and Education Toolkit, which is designed to provide legislators with the background and tools to enact sound policies addressing current and future issues in hepatitis C detection, prevention, and management.