• Treatment of Acute HCV Advocated

    (A report back on Sanjay Bhagani's session - Dynamics of Acute HCV in Western Europe‚Äč)

    Sanjay Bhagani talked about the status of acute HCV in Western Europe: compliance with the Global Health Sector Strategy (GHSS) call for the elimination of viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030, and the WHO reports on the significant obstacles to that strategy which include underdiagnosis and poor uptake of treatment in those diagnosed.

  • LGV Proctitis Treatment in HIV-infected MSM

    (A report back on Jose Blanco's session - Effective Treatment of Lymphogranuloma proctitis with extended azithromycin regimen)

    Jose Blanco presented an alternative and effective treatment to LGV proctitis utilising azithromycin 1 gm po weekly x 3 weeks. This was based on their study-analysis of 125 HIV-infected MSM who were randomised to either the standard treatment of doxycycline 100mg BD x 21 days or to the extended azithromycin regimen. Both arms produced equally effective cures in both symptomatic (12 weeks) and microbial (defined as a negative rectal PCR in 4-6 weeks) end points.