Hepatitis C

On the International Day Against Drugs, Let's Look Again at Sweden's 'Successful' Drug Policies

Damon Barrett | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics
Damon Barrett

There are multiple imbalances of focus here. Funding of health versus enforcement. Policing individuals versus traffickers. The policy space taken up by cannabis versus important health harms associated with other substances.

600 University Students At Risk Of HIV And Hepatitis After NHS Blunder

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

More than 600 students are facing an agonising wait to find out if they have been infected with HIV, hepatitis C or hepatitis B after a healthcare wor...

14p Crack Pipe Vending Machines Will 'Curb Spread Of HIV & Hepatitis C'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

Two crack pipe vending machines have been installed in a Vancouver neighbourhood. The machines dispense Pyrex crack pipes for just 25 cents each (...

Slings, Slamming and Chem-sex

Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve Taylor

The story I'm going to tell concerns three individuals, whom we'll call (with a hat-tip to Mr Tarantino) Mr Pink, Mr Orange and Mr Black. The reason I'm telling these stories is that last week during my HIV clinic, three of my patients were diagnosed with acute viral hepatitis C. This is how it happened.

HIV Warning For Men Who Use Injectable Steriods

PA | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

One in 10 men who inject themselves with anabolic steroids or tanning drugs have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C, according to a study...

The Hepatitis Time Bomb, Fuelled by the War on Drugs

Ann Fordham | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ann Fordham

The World Health Organization (WHO) has referred to hepatitis as a "viral time bomb" that poses a major public health, economic and social threat. The virus is highly infectious and easily transmitted through blood-to-blood contact - presenting disproportionate risks for people who inject drugs. A cure exists but is prohibitively expensive in most countries.

Stigma, Complacency and Ignorance in the Fight Against HIV

Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve Taylor

Many younger gay men these days have not seen their friends die of AIDS-related illnesses, and there certainly isn't the fear around HIV which their once was. There is a difficult balance to strike here: we don't want to stigmatise HIV further yet at the same time it is difficult to combat the damaging "I don't care" attitude without emphasising the serious nature of the HIV infection.

Christmas-Themed C Party Menu

Gizzi Erskine | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gizzi Erskine

I recently hosted a star-studded private dinner party at Boy George's house which was incredible, if not slightly overwhelming! I was rather star struck on the night but thoroughly enjoyed being back in the kitchen cooking delicious, healthy food.

Hepatitis C Vaccine Could Be Found In Cousin Of Common Cold

PA | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

A cousin of the common cold virus offers the first hope of an effective vaccine against the chronic liver infection hepatitis C, it has been revealed....