Web links and resources
Web links and resources for
further information on hepatitis C or HIV and hepatitis C coinfection.
Links correct May 2007.
HIV and hepatitis C organisations and websites
HIV i-Base is a treatment activist, advocacy and
education organisation based in London set up in
April 2000 by HIV-positive advocates. Treatment information phoneline 0808 800
6013 Mon-Wed 12-4pm. i-Base publish non-technical treatment guides and a
monthly bulletin for doctors, all of which are available free
in print, and online. Personalised treatment Q & A service.
Hepatitis C Trust
Hepatitis C Trust a national UK charity set
up in June 2001 by people with HCV. Helpline 0870 200 1 200 Mon-Fri 12-6pm (Thu 7pm) Calls charged at national rate.
It provides support,
information and representation for people with hepatitis C.
It is also committed to raising awareness and lowering the
The information on HCV is carefully written using non-technical
language that can support many aspects of the
HCV side of coinfection.
Treatment Action Group
Treatment Action Group (TAG)
is an HIV/hepatitis C/TB activist group based in New York
that reports new data on the epidemiology and natural
history of HIV/HCV coinfection and the development
of new treatments. TAG works with drug companies,
government agencies, researchers and other treatment
activists. It also educates members of the HIV community
about coinfection with HIV and hepatitis C.
TAG pipeline report: review of new research
Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League
Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AVIL) is a peer-based organisation that provides
information on safer injection living with HIV, hepatitis C and
coinfection, and drug interactions.
Hepatitis C Harm Reduction Project
Hepatitis C Harm Reduction Project is a
resource for drug users from the Harm Reduction Coalition.
Hepatitis C Advocate
Hepatitis C Advocate -- information from the
Hepatitis C Support Project (HCSP), a non-profit
organisation founded in 1997 by HCV-positive individuals.
HCSP provides information (such as fact sheets and
conference updates) support, and advocacy to all
communities affected by hepatitis C and HIV/HCV coinfection.
NATAP publish a 40-page HIV/HCV coinfection handbook (last edition Summer 2005) and other publications that use non-technical language to cover detailed information on most important aspects of coinfection.
NATAP is a treatment information and advocacy project that provides wide coverage of news about HIV, HCV, HBV, including coinfection and other related issues. The website and email lists includes postings of conference presentations and full journal articles that are of public interest but require journal subscription.
NATAP HIV/HCV coinfection handbook PDF
HIV and Hepatitis
HIV and Hepatitis is a
medical website that includes research reports on viral
hepatitis, particularly relating to HIV coinfection.
British HIV Association
British HIV Association (BHIVA) is the
HIV medical association in the UK and publishes a range
of important online guidelines, including for treatment of
coinfection with HIV and hepatitis.
Hepatitis C coinfection guidelines (2004)
Hepatitis B coinfection guidelines (2004)
HIV treatment guidelines (2006)
British Liver Trust
British Liver Trust website has useful resources and information
on hepatitis, including lists of specialist liver centres and
transplant units, but which does not deal with coinfection.
UK liver units
UK liver transplant centres
University of Liverpool
Therapetic drug monitoring and drug interactions
Therapeutic drug monitoring is a blood test that
checks blood levels of a protease inhibitors, NNRTIs,
and possibly T-20. Check drug interactions between HIV medication and other drugs, including recreational drugs.
Most of the main HIV conferences also include
presentations and research relating to HCV/HIV
coinfection. Hepatitis conferences tend to be less focused
on coinfection. Many HIV organisations cover reports from these
Ask the experts and other online advice
Many websites have an "ask the expert" facility, online chat, or offer advice by email:
Some recreational drugs may have interactions with
Drug and alcohol support
National Drugs Helpline 0800 776600 (24 hrs)
Narcotics Anonymous 0845 3733366 (24 hrs)
Cocaine Anonymous 0800 6120225 (10am-
Drugscope 0870 7743 682 (10am -- 1pm, Mon-
Alcoholics Anonymous AA phoneline
0845 769 7555 (10am-10pm, everyday).
Alcohol Concern can provide a wide range of
information and advice. 0207
Drinkline national helpline. 0800 917 8282 (24 hour
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