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Presentation synopsis:

Micro-elimination of HCV – a reality?

Reaching global targets for elimination of viral hepatitis will require a range of interventions with strong political and financial support. Micro-elimination is an attractive part of a wider elimination strategy and the talk will describe how its application to HIV populations can contribute to overall elimination efforts, with a focus on data from a UK setting.

Speaker biography:

Professor Graham Cooke is NIHR Professor of Infectious Diseases based within the Wright-Fleming Institute, Imperial College London. Prior to joining Imperial, he was based at the Africa Health Research Institute in KwaZulu-Natal. He is currently chair of the WHO Essential Medicines List and WHO EML antibiotics working group and led the Commission on accelerating the elimination of viral hepatitis for Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

He leads programmes of research in the UK and Vietnam focused on treatment strategies for hepatitis C, particularly in the context of HIV co-infection. He is chair of the British HIV Association’s Expert Group on Hepatitis and in this role has led the development of micro-elimination targets for PLWH in the UK.


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