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Feb, 2022

Closer to micro-elimination of HCV in Russian adolescents and children

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The REACH Consortium has just published the results of a multi-centre survey, aimed at assessing the uptake of Direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for the treatment of HCV in children and adolescents living in Russia. The article is available as Open access in the Journal of Virus Eradication. DAAs, new drugs used to treat chronic HCV, have demonstrated high rates of cure with minimal toxicity when compared to interferon-based regimens. They have been available for adults in Russia since 2015 and in 2019 they were approved for treatment of HCV in adolescents […]

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Dec, 2021

REACH project published in CORDIS

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We are proud to announce that the REACH project’s Result in Brief article, Reducing infectious disease in mothers and children in Russia, has been uploaded on the CORDIS website. This is a great opportunity to share our work, with the rest of the world and will ensure that our study results, when available, are available to many. None of what REACH has achieved would have been possible without the collaborative effort of our partners in Europe and the Russian Federation. Through the joint commitment of our members, the REACH project […]

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Sep, 2021

Project New Generation (PNG+)

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Project New Generation (PNG+) are a group of young people living with HIV who serve as the voice of the youth involved in the REACH study. Made up of two groups, one based in St. Petersburg and the other in Irkutsk, and supported by local psychologists, this group of 20 bring to the forefront, issues that the youth living with HIV are directly affected by. The activities of PNG+ are led by the Penta PPI team. Pre-COVID-19, the PPI team held a number of in-person meetings with the young people, […]

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Dec, 2020

Cascade of care in children and adolescents with HIV in the Russian Federation

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The Cascade of Care, more commonly known as the HIV care continuum, is a calculation of how many people in a specific population diagnosed with HIV are initially linked to care, retained in care and have achieved viral suppression. It is an important tool in measuring success in controlling the HIV infection, identifying gaps in national HIV/AIDS strategies and set directions to improve care. On behalf of EPIICC and REACH researchers, Anna Turkova presented on the Cascade of Care of HIV positive children and adolescents in three Russian centres at […]

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