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How to meet the first-ever global hepatitis targets

How to meet the first-ever global hepatitis targets

The first-ever global targets on viral hepatitis were adopted at the 69th World Health Assembly last week. These targets include:
  • Reduce new cases of chronic hepatitis by 30% (2020) and 90% (2030) (baseline 2015). Reduce from 6-10 million new cases in 2015 to < 1 million in 2030
  • Reduce hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) mortality by 10% (2020) and 90% (2030) (baseline 2015). Reduce from 1.4 million deaths in 2015 to < 500,000 deaths in 2030
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Modern HIV prevention: What’s next for women?

Modern HIV prevention: What’s next for women?

Today, some of the world’s leading scientists and researchers were gathered in Boston at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). “What’s next for women?” was the question on the minds of many, after results were released from two trials that looked at one of the most promising new HIV prevention tools of our time: the long-acting dapivirine vaginal ring, a female-controlled HIV prevention method that could potentially protect women for up to a month at a time. ASP...
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Paediatric ARVs: Giving industry a seat at the table

By Marissa Vicari and Sébastien Morin, International AIDS Society   “There must be a partnership between business and the community - without that this battle will not be won.” – Nelson Mandela   In his closing address at the 2000 International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, Nelson Mandela recognized the necessity of industry’s involvement in the HIV response -- even before generic antiretrovirals (ARVs) were made available at low cost to the world. At the time, the relationshi...
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