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HCV Care Cascade

Posted on November 6, 2014 by in Hep Talk, LifeGuide

LifeGuide [Hep Talk] Breaking the Bottlenecks A new focus on cascade of care seeks to expand screening & treatment by Larry Buhl Originally coined to describe the continuum of care—and the gaps in care—for people with HIV, the term cascade of care is now used for hepatitis C and other diseases. The cascade and number [...]

Heart Break in Melbourne

Posted on November 5, 2014 by in LifeGuide, Treatment Horizons

LifeGuide [Treatment Horizons] Heart Break in Melbourne Cardiovascular disease studies focus on assessment, management & treatment by Jeannie Wraight Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has become a leading cause of illness and death in people living with HIV. CVD now accounts for twenty percent of deaths in HIV-positive people. Researchers and clinicians continue to piece together a [...]

HCV Behind Bars: Part II

Posted on October 9, 2014 by in Hep Talk, LifeGuide

LifeGuide [Hep Talk] HCV Behind Bars: Part II How one state grapples with hepatitis c in the correctional system by Larry Buhl In the August issue’s Hep Talk I covered the issues facing state correctional facilities who face the dilemma of who gets treatment for HCV. With the population of incarcerated individuals with HCV estimated [...]

New Nukes, Old Nukes

Posted on October 6, 2014 by in LifeGuide, Treatment Horizons

[Treatment Horizons] Nuclear Waste How to get overwhelmed by the data on new nukes, old nukes & lots of different classes of ART at AIDS 2014 by Mariel Selbovitz, MPH, and David Miller The summer of AIDS 2014 this July in Melbourne saw the community move beyond the wave of incidental, failed attempts at a [...]

HCV Behind Bars: Part I

Posted on September 9, 2014 by in Hep Talk, LifeGuide

LifeGuide [Hep Talk] Treatment Behind Bars Part I: Who pays for direct-acting antiretrovirals in prisons? by Larry Buhl The new class of direct-acting antiretrovirals (DAAs) that have revolutionized treatment of hep C have greatly boosted the chances of recovery. The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America [...]

Barriers to Treatment Use

Posted on August 27, 2014 by in LifeGuide, Treatment Horizons

LifeGuide [Treatment Horizons] Opening Doors A new survey uncovers barriers to treatment by Chael Needle There’s an old chestnut that goes something like this: People won’t make a change until they want to make a change. In our present context of low treatment rates, change—linking to and staying in care for those aware of their [...]

Hep Advocacy Goes Global

Posted on August 4, 2014 by in Hep Talk, LifeGuide

LifeGuide [Hep Talk] All Around the World The war on hepatitis goes global by Larry Buhl The hepatitis crisis has been a global one for some time, but 2014 marks a watershed as NGOs, governments, activists, and pharmaceutical companies have set down important markers in how to address the pandemic. And they’re also beginning to [...]

HIV Therapeutic Vaccine Advances

Posted on July 24, 2014 by in LifeGuide, Treatment Horizons

Treatment Horizons Another Kind of Morning HIV therapeutic vaccines try to come of age by Mariel Selbovitz, MPJ, and David Miller Despite over three decades of research on therapeutic vaccines for the treatment of HIV, clinical advances have been slow in coming for this important class of drug. While there are a plethora of therapeutic [...]

Hep A Prevention

Posted on June 24, 2014 by in Hep Talk, LifeGuide

LifeGuide [Hep Talk] Food for Thought Hepatitis A prevention efforts spark controversy by Larry Buhl The hepatitis C virus gets a lot of attention, and rightly so, because it can and does kill. But several high profile outbreak scares from infected restaurant workers has put the less deadly hepatitis A virus (HAV) on the map [...]

New Treatment Guidelines

Posted on June 23, 2014 by in LifeGuide, Treatment Horizons

LifeGuide [Treatment Horizons] New Guidelines Revised treatment strategies address cost, monitoring & choosing a regimen by Chael Needle Revised guidelines for HIV treatment approaches will help you and your physician figure out how to fine-tune your regimen, now or when you might need to do so in the future. Reported in Guidelines for the Use [...]