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Voice of HCV from Asia Loon Gangte ITPC-South Asia. People. 735,000 estimate HIV/HCV co infection in Asia. It has been estimated that there are up to 9 million IDUs in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2008, 4.7 million people in Asia were living with HIV

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Voice of hcv from asia loon gangte itpc south asia

Voice of HCV from AsiaLoon Gangte

ITPC-South Asia


People

People

735,000 estimate HIV/HCV co infection in Asia.

It has been estimated that there are up to 9 million IDUs in the Asia-Pacific region.

In 2008, 4.7 million people in Asia were living with HIV

An estimated 60% to 90% rate of HCV co-infection among IDU living with HIV/AIDS in Asia


Problem

Problem

Testing for HCV is not widely available and accessible and not supported in any HIV programs

Lack of HCV information & treatment education even among General population

Lack of expertise among physician

UNAFFORDABLE cost- Minimal people have access to treatment on HCV .

Most resource poor/developing countries do not have Testing & Treatment Guideline

Cost of Treatment, on request only*


Cost of treatment

Cost of Treatment

China…….... USD 18,000

Thailand….…USD 17,828

Indonesia…..USD 18,000

Vietnam…….USD 28,000

India…………USD 16,000

approx. cost of Peg-INF & RBV for 48 weeks.

The total cost of treatment including administration and monitoring approx USD 30,000 – 33,000


Why peg inf rbv cost so high

Why Peg.INF+RBV cost so high?

Roche & Schering Plough hold the monopoly, PATENT on this drugs.

No generic version = no competition.


We have to work on

We have to work on…

“I withdrawn all my saving from the bank and cash all my wife’s jewelleries, to start my treatment from 13th July 2007 plus 4 of my friends support me financially ” .…manipur

50% of HIV infected IDU stated that they had already did Hepatitis C test, shocking fact which strike the process is most of HIV infected IDU thought that Hep C test is liver function test.......indonesia

“Every NGO has a counselor, but they never inform or educate us about TB, Hep B and C ”….APN+ study

“We have some options for HIV but for HCV we do not have anything. What are they (the govt.) waiting for? Are they waiting for us to die?...ITPC-India mapping.

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South south east asian community gearing up to the battle against hcv

South & South East Asian Community Gearing up to the battle against HCV.


Voice of hcv from asia loon gangte itpc south asia

THANK YOU


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