GUIDELINES FOR THE SCREENING, CARE AND TREATMENT OF PERSONS WITH CHRONIC HEPATITIS C INFECTION

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Please find attached the policy brief that summarizes the new WHO recommendation for the treatment of HCV. These recommendations will be presented at the APASL meeting in Tokyo on Wednesday.
Please feel free to distribute among your colleagues and networks.
Later on, these newly approved recommendations will be integrated into the 2014 guidelines to develop a single updated document that will be ‘launched’ at EASL in April.

Hepatitis C Treatment Snapshots: Daclatasvir

Daclatasvir is a medication used to treat and cure infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is used in combination with other medicines at a dose of either 30 mg or 60 mg per day, has few side effects, and can be safely used to treat HCV in people who are already receiving antiretroviral treatment for HIV infection. The World Health Organization (WHO) has included it in its Model List of Essential Medicines, which guides national governments on which drugs are most important to provide through their health programs.

http://www.amfar.org/uploadedFiles/_amfarorg/Around_the_World/TREAT_Asia/TA_Snapshots_Daclatasvir_for%20online.pdf

Kami tak mampu bayar peserta protes TPPA, kata NGO

 Kumpulan sokongan pesakit HIV positif Malaysian Treatment Access & Advocacy Group (MTAAG+) berkata mereka tidak mampu membayar orang ramai untuk menyertai himpunan bagi membantah Perjanjian Trans Pasifik (TPPA) Sabtu lalu.

Pengarah kumpulan itu Edward Low berkata wang yang diberikan kepada peserta protes itu bahkan tidak dapat menampung kos hidup sehari di bandar.

Beliau menjelaskan bayaran itu adalah RM20 seorang, dan bukan RM30 sebagaimana yang dikatakan perunding Majlis Aids Malaysia Fifa Rahman, yang mempertahankan Low semalam.

“Kami tidak mampu untuk mengupah orang untuk datang ke protes itu. RM20 itu tiada apa untuk minta orang ramai keluar,” kata Low kepada Malaysiakini ketika dihubungi hari ini.

Beliau berkata, wang itu dibayar kepada kira-kira 100 anggota kumpulan itu, hampir semua daripada mereka adalah pesakit yang menghidap hepatitis C atau HIV positif.

Ia bertujuan membayar makanan mereka, air, dan pengangkutan selepas protes.