The Hepalogue

The Hepalogue

The new article (together with heaps of others) is available on The Hepalogue’s current site. Just click below … The Post Treatment Landscape – Glorious but with Pitfalls    

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From Harm Reduction Victoria :  An update on our Executive Officer, Jenny Kelsall 09 October 2017   Jenny returned to work at the end of July following some well-deserved long service leave.  She’d barely got her office chair warm before she had an unlucky fall at home which resulted in her being admitted to Footscray […]

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Poisoning The Well – A Wash-up on the Cochrane Debacle

by The Golden Phaeton on 08/08/2017

Recently however, to immediate outrage, the Cochrane’s Hepato-Biliary Group dropped a massively contrary, some would say bizarre review of the direct acting antivirals (DAAs) which are currently curing thousands of people of hep C in Australia. Click here to go to this article on new Hepalogue site

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Three years after her cure, Antoinette Ziegler still experiences increasing increments of health. Could it be the cannabidiol oil?   The Hepalogue has (at least partly) moved to a new, much smarter looking site. Please click here for this post The Golden Phaeton

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A conversation about (among other things) a new Hep C study that looks at things from the patient perspective. If you are a user, be thankful that people like Annie Madden are out there, living and breathing your welfare. If legendary figures could be said to exist in the harm reduction community, she would be […]

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Continuation of a conversation about a new Hep C study that looks at things from the patient perspective – and some frank opinions on Hep C treatment in general. – I’d like to bring this back to your PROMs work. I notice you’re interviewing current users not former. How come? ‘There was a feeling that […]

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A Lot Has Happened In a Year – But Not To The Young

by The Golden Phaeton on 17/04/2017

It’s been just over a year since the government made the new Hep C treatments available to every Australian. You might have been cured in that time. But if not, then why not? I know I have been and, I promise you, it’s well worth the bother. Fairly robust figures from the Kirby Institute are now available for the […]

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Will the Hep C Treatment Effort Hit an Impenetrable Wall?

by The Golden Phaeton on 22/03/2017

What I write in this blog is aimed at everyone with a stake in the treatment of Hep C. If you’re reading this, that’s probably you, whether you’re getting/thinking about getting treatment or reaping the benefits of it; whether you’re administering treatment or researching it in some way. You’re engaged. In some way you’re a […]

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So I’m Cured, What Next?

by The Golden Phaeton on 17/02/2017

It’s been… however many months since I purged my flesh of the Hep C virus. Five? Six? Let’s say six. And I have to say I’m feeling progressively better. It’s definitely an ongoing kind of cure and, who knows? With time I may even reach a level of health that is considered normal. As a health worker told […]

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Just a quick post. Recently, I was contacted by a friend of mine who had been told by her doctor that, since she was taking Harvoni, she would have to reassess her pharmacotherapy dosage. He explained that that ledipasvir (an element of Harvoni) may strengthen the effects of buprenorphine. There’s been no study done on any […]

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