Aust on target to eliminate hep C Australia is on target to eliminate hepatitis C within 10 years due to the rapid uptake of a curative antiviral treatment program since its listing on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS) a year ago.
A Kirby Institute report released on Tuesday supports predictions made by doctors last year that the infectious disease coach outlet handbags versace would be eliminated as a major public health threat by 2026. The report shows more than 30,000 patients out of the 230,000 Australians living with chronic coach outlet locations los angeles hep C were coach outlet atlanta 11 treated with the coach outlet locations us bank direct acting antiviral (DAA) drugs in 2016. Professor Greg Dore, head of the Kirby Institute's Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program, says it's been a "great start" which has given Australia a unique opportunity to become the first country to eliminate a major infectious disease through treatment intervention.
"Providing Australians living with hep C ongoing access to effective, well tolerated medications will help curb transmission of the virus, reduce rates of liver disease, and eliminate hep C as a major public health issue within a decade," Prof Dore said. The report also highlights an "encouraging" increase in the proportion of patients being treated by general practitioners. "As we move forward treatment really needs to be provided where the people are, in rural areas and in community settings, because the liver clinics already have their hands very full," said the CEO of Hepatitis NSW Stuart Loveday.
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