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August 26, 2015
Harvoni Sees Near-Perfect Cure Rate for Hep C Genotype 4
Gilead Sciences’ Harvoni (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir) cured almost all people with genotype 4 of hepatitis C in a small trial.
August 24, 2015
Are HIV Docs Testing Enough for Hep B-Linked Liver Cancer?
HIV specialists may be much less likely than hepatologists to screen for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, the most common form of liver cancer) among those with hepatitis B.
Cure Hep C and You May See Your Liver Health Improve
Among those coinfected with HIV, a cure for hepatitis C is linked with improvements in liver stiffness, even if they have cirrhosis.
August 19, 2015
Liver Biopsies Miss 75% of Hep C-Related Cirrhosis Cases
Relying solely on a liver biopsy to diagnose cirrhosis among people with hepatitis C likely misses three in four cases of the advanced stage of liver disease.
August 17, 2015
Hepatitis C May Hurt the Heart in Addition to the Liver
Hepatitis C is linked with plaque buildup in the arteries, a precursor to cardiovascular disease.
PrEP Is Safe for People With Hepatitis B
People with hepatitis B can safely take Truvada  as PrEP, as it does not lead to liver inflammation “flares” or other health problems when it is used or discontinued.
August 14, 2015
Response to the Indiana HIV/Hep C Outbreak Is a Test Case
There are lessons to learn from the response to the injection drug use-related outbreak of HIV and hepatitis C in rural Indiana.
August 12, 2015
High Rates of Liver Disease in People With Long-Term Hep C
A considerable proportion of those with Hepatitis C in a large Southern California health care system either already had cirrhosis or developed the condition over 12 years.
August 10, 2015
Affordable Care Act Is a Success On Many Counts
The Affordable Care Act has succeeded in reducing the uninsured rate, improving access to physicians and medications, and making health care more affordable.
New Hep C Drugs Cure High Rates of People Coinfected With HIV
In recent trials Harvoni, Viekira Pak and grazoprevir/elbasvir all cured high rates of hepatitis C among those coinfected with HIV.
August 05, 2015
Daklinza/Sovaldi Success for Those With HIV/HCV
A look at real-world use of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Daklinza (daclatasvir) and Gilead Sciences’ Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) showed that, among those coinfected with HIV, the combination treats hepatitis C virus (HCV) just as well as in clinical trials
August 03, 2015
Weight Loss Can Improve NASH
Those with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) who are overweight and lose significant body weight may experience a reduction or resolution of the disease.
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