Nursing’s Team of the Year 2023: ‘We don’t give up on anyone’
“How a nurse-led project at an inner-city addiction centre was able to achieve micro-elimination of hepatitis C among a marginalised patient group”

Government of Canada supports community-based projects to address HIV, Hepatitis C, and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections
“WINNIPEG, MB, Nov. 15, 2023 /CNW/ – Today, during a visit to the Nine Circles Community Health Centre, the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health, announced $14.5 million  through the HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund (CAF) and the Harm Reduction Fund (HRF) for 15 projects. This investment will support the work of community-based organizations addressing HIV, hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) in the Prairie region.”

Direct-acting antiviral resistance of Hepatitis C virus is promoted by epistasis
“Direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) provide efficacious therapeutic treatments for chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. However, emergence of drug resistance mutations (DRMs) can greatly affect treatment outcomes and impede virological cure.”

Implicit Bias from Providers Inhibits HCV Treatment
“A new study reveals significant insights into the challenges that can occur for hepatitis C virus (HCV) micro-elimination efforts in people with HIV (PWH). Due to the opioid epidemic, the prevalence of co-infection with HIV and HCV has been increasing. If left untreated, HCV infection can lead to liver damage, cancer, and death. Although HIV requires lifelong therapy, HCV can be cured with a few months of oral medications.”

Researchers Identify Brain Network that Is Uniquely Activated Through Injection Versus Oral Drug Use
“NIH study suggests brain’s salience network is important for understanding substance use disorders. Results from a new clinical trial suggest that a group of brain regions known as the “salience network” is activated after a drug is taken intravenously, but not when that same drug is taken orally.”

Hepatitis C Treatment Improves Liver Cancer Survival
“However, only 24% of people with hepatocellular carcinoma received direct-acting antiviral therapy.”


The Hepatitis C Elimination Goal
“Experts discuss where we currently stand on the World Health Organization elimination goals for Hepatitis C virus.”

Nearly 450 patients at Massachusetts hospital may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis
“So far, no infections have been reported among the patients, the hospital said.”