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Portugal reports hepatitis A outbreak, most cases in Lisbon

The cases are predominately being seen in Greater Lisbon and many cases are affecting men who have sex with men (MSM).

Published
03 April 2017
From
Outbreak News Today
Hepatitis A outbreaks among men who have sex with men: three clusters reported across 13 countries

Between February 2016 and February 2017, three clusters involving 287 confirmed cases of hepatitis A (HAV) have been reported across 13 EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Most of the notified cases were among men who have sex with men (MSM) who had not been vaccinated against HAV.

Published
28 February 2017
From
ECDC
Health experts concerned by rise in hepatitis A among gay and bisexual men

A simple vaccine is available to prevent infection.

Published
01 February 2017
From
Gay Star News
Booster Shots Needed for People with HIV?

Previous research indicates people with HIV have a reduced immune response to most vaccines, but how does immune response hold up over time—and what are the implications for re-vaccinating with “booster shots”?

Published
26 January 2014
From
BETA blog
Hepatitis A vaccination in children under 2 remains effective for 10 years

Vaccination against the hepatitis A virus (HAV) in children two years of age and younger remains effective for at least ten years, according to new research available in the August issue of Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. The study found that any transfer of the mother's HAV antibodies does not lower the child's immune response to the vaccine.

Published
10 August 2012
From
EurekAlert
Third of the world infected with hepatitis: WHO

Around one third of the global population, or 2 billion people, have been infected with one of the viruses that causes the liver disease hepatitis, which kills about a million victims annually, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

Published
27 July 2011
From
Reuters
Hep A Immune Response Mystery Has Implications for Hep C Research

A surprising finding in a study comparing hepatitis C virus (HCV) with hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections in chimpanzees sheds new light on the nature of the body’s immune response to these viruses.

Published
21 June 2011
From
AIDSMeds
Copy of Hep A Immune Response Mystery Has Implications for Hep C Research

A surprising finding in a study comparing hepatitis C virus (HCV) with hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections in chimpanzees sheds new light on the nature of the body’s immune response to these viruses.

Published
21 June 2011
From
Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report
HIV-Positive Men Need a Booster Dose of the Hep A Vaccine

HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM)  required an extra booster dose to have an equivalent response to the vaccine as HIV-negative men, findings presented at the 50th ICAAC show.

Published
15 September 2010
From
AIDSMeds.com
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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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