Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Review shines a light on the overlooked virus, hepatitis D

Viral hepatitis is a serious health condition that affects the liver. While hepatitis B and C viruses are commonly targeted by public health measures aiming to reduce the disease burden, there is another, less commonly known ...

Oncology & Cancer

New risk stratification tool for liver cancer after hepatitis C

Hepatitis C can now be effectively treated, thanks to modern drugs. However, despite having been cured, some patients can go on to develop liver cancer. Currently, biannual ultrasound screening is done to monitor for incipient ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sustained investment is needed to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030

A new national report released today highlights a decline in hepatitis C testing and treatment uptake, putting Australia at risk of not achieving its target of eliminating hepatitis C as a public health threat by 2030.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Australians with hepatitis B are slipping through the cracks

The current system of only screening risk groups for hepatitis B is failing a third of people living with the chronic disease in Australia, according to the authors of a Perspective published today by the Medical Journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How hepatitis C virus evades the immune system

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) may cause chronic infection to the liver, which can result in irreversible liver damage and liver cancer. How HCV manages to evade the immune system to infect the host chronically is not entirely understood. ...

Health informatics

People with HIV at high risk for intimate partner violence

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that one in four adults with HIV in the United States has experienced intimate partner violence (IPV), which disproportionately affects women and LGBT ...

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