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NHS trumpets Hep C deal, quietly drops 2025 elimination target after legal row

NHS England has announced a deal with AbbVie, Gilead, and Merck, Sharpe and Dohme (MSD) that aims to eliminate hepatitis C from the country – although it has had to drop a 2025 target date because of a legal row during the procurement process.

30 April 2019
NHS England strikes world leading deal to help eliminate hepatitis C

The NHS will find and cure tens of thousands more people with hepatitis C as part of a ground-breaking deal that could help England become the first country in the world to eliminate the deadly virus.

30 April 2019
NHS England
England hits WHO 2020 hepatitis C target three years early

Deaths from liver disease related to serious hepatitis C (HCV) fell by more than 16% between 2015 and 2017, according to data published by Public Health England (PHE). As a result, England has hit the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) target to reduce HCV related mortality by 10% by 2020 three years early.

18 April 2019
The Pharmaceutical Journal
Health expert says hepatitis C could be eliminated quickly in Scotland

A leading expert in hepatitis C has said it could be removed from Scotland in the next five years if efforts to cure people were "energised".

12 April 2019
BBC News
Summary from CROI 2019 for viral Hepatitis, from Jürgen Rockstroh

Although no new drugs for HBV or HCV therapy were presented a whole range of important clinical studies were discussed which all have important clinical implications for daily practice.

09 April 2019
San Francisco Study Shows Engagement in HCV Care Aids Elimination

In San Francisco, many transwomen have access to hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and treatment, which suggests an opportunity for HCV control and elimination, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Viral Hepatitis.

02 April 2019
Infectious Disease Advisor
India: National action plan for free treatment of hepatitis patients launched

National action plan for free treatment of hepatitis patients launched  The HinduEnvisages model treatment centres in all States in the first year.

27 February 2019
The Hindu
Expert working group recommends bold action to eliminate hepatitis C in Scotland; now we need a national elimination strategy

A new report published by Health Protection Scotland sets out national recommendations for improvements to case finding and access to care which would accelerate Scotland’s efforts to eliminate hepatitis C. The Hepatitis C Trust calls on the Scottish Government to set out a clear timeline and process for developing and releasing a national elimination strategy for hepatitis C, in order to facilitate implementation of the recommendations contained in the recent Health Protection Scotland report.

19 February 2019
Hepatitis C Trust
England: Countdown to hep C eradication

NHS England’s target date to eliminate hepatitis C is now just six years away. DDN hears what progress has been made, and what’s left to achieve, at the LJWG on Substance Use and Hepatitis C annual conference.

05 February 2019
Drink & Drug News
UK court dismisses AbbVie's legal challenge against the NHS

The High Court has dismissed a legal challenge by US pharmaceutical firm AbbVie against the National Health Service (NHS) England's procurement deal for drugs to treat and cure hepatitis C. The decision means that the plan to eliminate the virus in England remains on track.

25 January 2019
The Lancet (free registration required)
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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