HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection (HIV/HCV)

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Direct-Acting Antivirals for HIV/HCV Co-Infected

EQUIP local implementing partner in Ukraine, Alliance for Public Health, is implementing Direct-Acting Antivirals (DAA)-based Hepatitis C treatment for more than 1,500 HIV/HCV co-infected and HCV mono-infected key populations across the country. Alliance for Public Health is piloting a community supported treatment model, which is significant in reaching key populations and engaging them in HCV care. [...]

Oct 31st, 2017|Ukraine|

Partnerships in Ukraine

EQUIP is proud to introduce our Hepatitis C Demonstration Project partner, the Public Health Center of  Ukraine . As a state institution under the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, their priorities are to: promote public health as one of the most significant values of the country and its nation; preserve health and productive life of the [...]

Oct 30th, 2017|Ukraine|

Hepatitis C Symptoms

The incubation period for hepatitis C is two weeks to six months. Following initial infection, approximately 80% of people do not exhibit any symptoms. Those who are acutely symptomatic may exhibit: fever fatigue decreased appetite nausea vomiting abdominal pain dark urine grey-coloured faeces, joint pain jaundice (yellowing of skin and the whites of the eyes). [...]

Oct 30th, 2017|Equip Health|

HIV/HCV Co-Infection

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-infection (HIV/HCV) is a key programmatic service of the EQUIP programme. HIV/AIDS not only enables opportunistic pathogens that otherwise rarely infect human beings to cause illness, it can also substantially worsen the manifestations of other pathogens— infections with hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses, for example, are more likely to rapidly [...]

Oct 19th, 2017|Equip Health|

Lifesaving Treatment for Hepatitis C Patients in Ukraine

– Today, USAID/Ukraine, along with the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Centre for Public Health, and the EQUIP Consortium, announced the launch of the first Hepatitis C virus (HCV) test and treat demonstration project in Ukraine. Within the next three years, more than 8, 000 people will be tested for HCV and HIV. Around 4, 000 of [...]

Jul 28th, 2017|Ukraine|

What you need to know: Viral Hepatitis

Ahead of World Hepatitis Day on Friday 28 July 2017, it’s important that you know the facts about viral hepatitis. Viral hepatitis is a major global health problem and needs an urgent response. At the end of 2015, globally there were: Approximately 325 million people living with chronic hepatitis. An estimated 257 million people were [...]

Jul 26th, 2017|Equip Health|