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Researchers attribute this dramatic shift to routine testing and access to direct-acting antiviral treatment for hep C.
Six weeks, compared with the standard 12 weeks, was associated with an unacceptably high rate of viral relapse.
A recent study found one in five people with HIV should be assessed for fatty liver, and 1 in 10 should be referred to a liver specialist.
That said, heavy drinking was not tied to a lower likelihood of being cured of hep C in a recent study.
Problematic use of alcohol is likely far more common among HIV-positive people than in the general population.
Chemsex typically refers to sex with multiple partners involving recreational drugs including meth, GHB and MDMA.
Researchers analyzed more than 350 studies to estimate the prevalence of hepatitis B among people with HIV around the world.
Researchers have called for revised treatment guidelines to address the higher risk of fracture in the HIV population.
An epidemic of sexually transmitted hepatitis C among men who have sex with men has emerged.
Opioid use disorder is fueling a rise in youth hepatitis C cases and a stabilization of a long decline in HIV among people who use drugs.
That’s the core message of an essay by Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Experts are not certain what this latest trend signifies for the trajectory of the opioid use disorder epidemic, however.
New cases of all three viruses have declined in the city over the past decade.
In the era of highly effective treatments for both viruses, HIV doesn’t speed the advancement of cirrhosis.
The opioid epidemic is principally responsible for a recent increase in infective endocarditis in the United States.
The indication for AbbVie’s regimen includes those with compensated cirrhosis.
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