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Guidlines for the screening, care and treatment of the persons with hepatitis C infection

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World Health Organization

 

These are the fist guidelines dealing with hepatitis C treatment produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) and complement existing guidance on the prevention of transmission of bloodborne viruses, including HCV. They are intended for policy-makers, government offiials, and others...

Tags: General public, Health care professionals, NGOs, Global, Affordability, STI's, Testing and counselling, Universal access, Viral hepatitis
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Guidelines for testing HIV, viral hepatitis and other infections in injecting drug users

Guidelines for testing HIV, viral hepatitis and other infections in injecting drug users

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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

Infectious diseases are among the most serious health consequences of injecting drug use and can lead to significant healthcare costs. Injecting drug users are vulnerable to a range of infectious and communicable diseases through a variety of risk behaviours, and because of underlying conditions...

Tags: Health care professionals, People who use drugs (PUD), Global, Care and support, Harm reduction, Prevention, Testing and counselling
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HA-REACT: Joint Action on HIV and Co-Infection Prevention and Harm Reduction

The Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT) addresses existing gaps in the prevention of HIV and other co-infections, especially tuberculosis (TB) and viral hepatitis, among people who inject drugs (PWID). This three-year project was launched in late 2015...

HIV for non-HIV specialists booklet

HIV for non-HIV specialists

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Dr Ann Sullivan, Dr Emma Devitt, Ruth Lowbury (second edition) (based on first edition by Dr Rachel Baggaley)

The booklet provides essential information for healthcare professionals in secondary care on: -the clinical diagnosis of HIV in non-HIV specialist settings, with photographs -how to offer an HIV test and give results -barriers to HIV testing for clinicians & patients / strategies for...

Tags: Health care professionals, Global, Western Europe, Epidemiology, Testing and counselling, Treatment
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Recency and frequency of HIV testing among men who have sex with men in Germany and socio-demographic factors associated with testing behaviour

Recency and frequency of HIV testing among men who have sex with men in Germany and socio-demographic factors associated with testing behaviour

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Ulrich Marcus, Martyna Gassowski, Martin Kruspe and Jochen Drewes

Testing for presence of HIV infection is a pre-requisite to qualify for antiretroviral treatment. A considerable proportion of German men who have sex with men (MSM) infected with HIV have a CD4 cell count below 350 cells/μl at time of diagnosis and are thus defined as “late presenters”.

Tags: Gay men and other MSM, Central Europe, Testing and counselling
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EAST AND WEST TOGETHER. AFEW - Annual Report 2014

EAST AND WEST TOGETHER. AFEW - Annual Report 2014

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AIDS Foundation East-West (AFEW)

In this report AFEW communicate the urgency of attention, both political and financial, that is needed in the region to inhibit the spread of HIV. Eastern Europe and Central Asia is the only region in the world where HIV incidence continues to climb, already reaching 1.5 million people. In this...

Tags: People living with HIV (PLHIV), Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Care and support, Prevention, Testing and counselling
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