Hepatitis A virus can cause a short-term illness which people normally recover from without treatment. People living with HIV who are not already immune to hepatitis A should be vaccinated against it.

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  • Hepatitis A

    Hepatitis A virus can cause a short-term, or acute, illness, which normally lasts 10 to 14 days. It has no long-term, or chronic, phase. People with hepatitis...

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  • Hepatitis vaccinations

    Effective vaccinations are available to protect against hepatitis A and hepatitis B. There is currently no vaccine against hepatitis C. All people living with HIV should receive these...

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  • HIV & hepatitis

    This booklet gives information for people with HIV who also have hepatitis A, hepatitis B or hepatitis C....

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  • Previous HAV vaccination does not reliably protect some patients with HIV

    Study findings suggest that previous vaccination against hepatitis A virus infection does not reliably protect some people with HIV.

    18 April 2019 | Healio
  • Hepatitis A death reported in Victoria, vaccinations urged

    Victorian men who have sex with men (MSM) and people who inject drugs are being urged to get a free hepatitis A vaccination following a death in Victoria.

    25 February 2018 | Outbreak News Today
  • Merck, GlaxoSmithKline face hepatitis A vaccine shortage amid US outbreaks

    Since March, the CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis has identified hepatitis A outbreaks in several cities in California, Michigan and Utah, especially among people who are homeless and people who use drugs. Over the past six months, those ongoing outbreaks have resulted in supply stress for vaccine makers Merck and GSK, which sell U.S.-licensed hepatitis A shots Vaqta and Havrix, respectively.

    15 November 2017 | FiercePharma
  • Michigan Sees Hepatitis A Outbreak in Gay Men

    State health officials investigating a hepatitis A outbreak in southeast Michigan are reporting an increase in cases among men who are sexually active with men.

    31 October 2017 | U.S. News & World Report
  • California declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreak

    California Gov. Brown declared a state of emergency Friday because of a hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 18 people in the state. The declaration allows state health officials to buy additional doses of the hepatitis A vaccine to try to halt the outbreak, which is already the nation’s second largest in more than two decades.

    16 October 2017 | Los Angeles Times
  • Death toll from San Diego hepatitis outbreak rises to 17, with no signs of slowing

    The death toll in San Diego’s hepatitis A outbreak increased Tuesday, and the region’s top public health official said she hasn’t seen any signs of a slowdown in the public health emergency that has now killed 17 people.

    28 September 2017 | Los Angeles Times
  • Hepatitis A increase in NYC linked to travel among MSM

    According to the CDC, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported an increase in hepatitis A infection among men who have sex with men in the city this year. Further, some of these men report traveling to areas in Western Europe where HAV outbreaks are ongoing among MSM.

    26 September 2017 | Healio
  • Health warning for gay men over Hepatitis A outbreak at World Pride in Madrid

    Public Health England has issued a warning to gay men after an outbreak of hepatitis A. The health body issued an urgent warning to those planning on attending World Pride in Madrid later this month, encouraging them to visit their genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic to request the vaccine. Those not travelling to World Pride are advised to ask about vaccination at their next sexual health check-up.

    21 June 2017 | PinkNews
  • WHO warns hep-A outbreak may be exacerbated by gay pride season

    An outbreak of hepatitis A has spread over the past year among gay men in Europe, the United States and Chile, and upcoming gay pride events and a vaccine shortage could worsen the situation, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

    08 June 2017 | Reuters
  • Portugal hepatitis A outbreak: 'Far from controlled'

    In a follow-up to the hepatitis A outbreak in Portugal, the Director General of Health reported the case tally has grown to 138 since the beginning of the year, according to an MSN Notocias report (computer translated). And the outbreak is considered from from being under control.

    10 April 2017 | Outbreak News Today
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