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COVID-19: hep/liver related

COVID-19 vaccine acceptability among people in Australia who inject drugs

Drug and Alcohol Review (via Wiley), Melbourne, 2022. 4p.
Level of hesitancy in this group warrants a targeted strategy to mitigate concerns and maximise uptake. Ideally, this should comprise an inclusive health response that is peer-led, with peer-based organisations.

Addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among people in Australia who regularly inject drugs (blog post)

National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), Sydney, 2022.
Looks at 3 key reasons why people who inject drugs should be encouraged to be vaccinated and reports on a survey of injecting drug user’s attitudes towards vaccine intentions and attitudes.

Diagnosis & Assessment

Evaluation of hepatitis C virus antibody assay using dried blood spot samples

Nature Scientific Reports, London, 2022.
The successful use of DBS has the potential to expand access to HCV testing to underserved or marginalized populations: this study evaluated the use of DBS whole blood samples.

Seven need-to-knows about hepatitis C self-testing

Int Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU), Zurich, 2021. 58:06 video
Key notes (and video) from a virtual satellite session at the INHSU 2021 conference, entitled ‘Hepatitis C self-testing: empowering people who use drugs and increasing access to HCV testing and care’. 

What is the incubation period for hepatitis B?

Medical News Today, Bexhill-on-Sea, 2022. 7p.
Information about average incubation periods, detection, transmission, symptoms, testing and treatment.

Transmission & Prevention

Better to know

AFAO & Anwernekenhe National HIV Alliance,  Sydney, 2022. Website.
Sexual health resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: info about common STIs, what to do and where to get tested. Contains info about both men's and women's business.

Reframing reinfection: towards sustained hepatitis C elimination in the UK

Hep C Trust & HCV Action, London, 2022. 20p.
Reports what NHS and frontline are seeing in relation to reinfection, what is already being done, and what more could be put in place to address this.

What is a hepatitis B carrier?

Medical News Today, Bexhill-on-Sea, 2022.
What it means to be a carrier (asymptomatic or otherwise); who is likely to be a carrier and how it may be transmitted; how it may affect a person; how to prevent the spread; diagnosis, and treatment.

Assessing the feasibility, acceptability and accessibility of a peer-delivered intervention to reduce harm and improve the well-being of people who experience homelessness with problem substance use: the SHARPS study

Harm Reduction Journal (via Springer Nature) , London, 2022. 21p
The development of trusting relationships with non-judgemental staff can facilitate service engagement. Peer-delivered approaches show particular promise, but evidence is still developing.

How are people assisted with their 1st injecting experience?

NDARC & AIVL,  Sydney, 2022. 7p.
 -And what info do they receive prior? Progression from 1st  to regular injecting is typically rapid: the way in which a person starts injecting is likely to influence future practices and risk- taking.

Treatment Related

Deadly Liver Mob: engaging Aboriginal people in viral hepatitis, HIV and sexual health services

UNSW Community, Sydney, 2022. Video 1 1/2 hrs
Peer-led program offering education and screening for hep B,C and STIs for Aboriginal people. Hear from Aboriginal workers and get a preview of the online DLM program toolkit.

Lifestyle

Depression, anxiety, cognitive performance improve after hepatitis C cure

Infohep, London, 2022.  2p.
The study reports that hepatitis C is associated with cognitive impairment and clearing hepatitis C results in improved cognitive functioning and reduction in depression and anxiety.

Preventing liver disease

Hepatitis Queensland, Brisbane, 2022. Webpage
Contains useful lifestyle information about healthy diet, alcohol consumption, exercise, hepatitis testing and health check. Contains links to more info about health goals and liver health.

Coffee consumption is associated with lower liver stiffness: a nationally representative study

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology via Elsevier. Amsterdam. 1p. detailed abstract.
This study aimed to examine the impact of coffee consumption with liver fibrosis and steatosis in a nationally representative sample.

Education & Trainng

A call for advocacy and patient voice to eliminate hepatitis B virus infection

The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology (via Elsevier), London, 2022. 2p.
An interdisciplinary group gathered evidence and set out a framework for action for HBV, considering the challenges and barriers to engagement, and reflecting on the need for patient voices. Access with login (free).

Rights/Discrimination

Exploring stigma associated with mental health conditions and alcohol and other drug use among people from migrant and ethnic minority backgrounds: a protocol for a systematic review of qualitative studies

BMC Systematic Reviews, London, 2022. 11p.
An in-depth understanding of the stigma associated with mental health conditions and AOD use among people from migrant and ethnic minority backgrounds. The findings will inform culturally responsive interventions.

Groups & Settings

Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2021

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, Perth, 2022. 110p.Information about the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, population, and measures of population health status. Contains selected health conditions, risk and protective factors.

The importance of prisons in achieving hepatitis C elimination: insights from the Australian experience

Viruses (via MDPI), Basel Swi, 2022. 15p.
The scale-up of hep C prevention, testing, and treatment programs in prisons is critical to achieving WHO elimination goals. Discusses opportunities to improve access to prevention, testing, and treatment.

HCV reinfection common in Australian prisons, study finds

Healio, Thorofare NJ, 2022. 2p. article review
The findings of the SToP-C study showed the need for regular post-treatment surveillance and access to harm reduction services, including improved opioid agonist therapy c and needle and syringe programs.

HCV in children: Australian commentary on AASLD-IDSA guidance

GEAS, ASID, Hepatitis Australia, Canberra, 2021. 20p.
Commentary has been provided to provide additional clarification or detail variations found in the Australian setting. Topics include testing, transmission, prevention, medical management and treatment.See also Decision making - hepatitis C in children.

Strategies/Policies

100–100–100: a new, ambitious treatment target to end the HIV and hepatitis C epidemics

Lancet Public Health (via Elsevier),  London, 2022. 4p. (open access)
Argues that global elimination and treatment efforts will continue to fail until structural factors, such as housing, that influence the basic survival of people at risk, particularly PWID, are included.

Hepatitis C in England 2022- working to eliminate hepatitis C as a major public health threat

UK Health Security Agency, London, 2022. 135p.
Summarises the scale of infection and related disease and presents data to identify where focused action is needed to eliminate HCV as a major public health problem by 2030.

Australian consensus recommendations for the management of hepatitis B

Medical Journal of Australia, Sydney, 2022. 9p.
Developed by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) to provide a list of contemporary recommendations for health professionals involved in the care of patients living with hep B infection.

Tracking the progress 2019: national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander BBV and STI strategy

The Kirby Institute, Sydney, 2021. 16p.
Reports on the 14 targets of the strategy with statistics relating to outcomes and recommendations for future action.

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