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Hepatitis C Virus – for GPs, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

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Sonder, October 2018 In this education session, presenters Dr Dep Huynh, Ms Margery Milner and Mr Jeff Stewart will provide attendees with an update on the risk factors associated with Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and the management options available. The presenters will also provide information on liver cirrhosis tests and how to choose and initiate the most appropriate HCV treatment for patients...

Australian Health Organisations refute Cochrane Review Report and affirm efficacy of DAA therapy for hepatitis C

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Joint position statement, Australia, June 2017 This joint Position Statement aims to strongly refute and reject the findings of the Cochrane Review report titled Direct-acting antivirals for chronic hepatitis C, published by the Cochrane Hepato‐Biliary Group on 6 June 2017. The Position Statement was prepared by the expert panel who published a Consensus Statement for Australian recommendations...

On World Hepatitis Day it’s time to talk about HIV and hepatitis C

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National Association of people with HIV Australia, July 28 2016 On World Hepatitis Day, the National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA), the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), the Kirby Institute and Hepatitis Australia are raising awareness about HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection. An estimated 3,000 Australians are living both with HIV and HCV. HCV is more...

Viral hepatitis kills as many as malaria, TB or HIV/AIDS, finds study

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Imperial College London, 06 July 2016
Viral hepatitis has become a leading cause of death and disability across the globe – killing as many people annually as TB, malaria or HIV/AIDS.
This is the finding of new research from scientists at Imperial College London and University of Washington, who analysed data from 183 countries collected between 1990 and 2013.
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Rising Death Toll from Viral Hepatitis in Australia

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Hepatitis NSW, September 2015 On 14 September, the Kirby Institute released the HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual Surveillance Report 2015. And it made for particularly sobering reading. It is estimated that 690 people died from hepatitis C-related liver disease in 2014, which represents an increase of 146% from ten years earlier. The number of people...

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