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However, some 10% experienced liver decompensation even after antiviral therapy.
Suppression of hepatitis B virus with antiviral treatment lowered the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma by 58%.
There are a variety of hepatitis C treatments offered for all genotypes, with various stages of liver damage.
Increased HCV testing and treatment for both HIV-positive and HIV-negative gay and bi men could help eliminate hep C.
Hepatitis C commonly spreads through condomless sex and injection drug use among men who have sex with men.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has learned difficult lessons from such outbreaks over the past five years.
A recent study also found that having a higher body mass index was associated with a higher risk of fatty liver disease.
Coinfection with all three viruses ramped up mortality risk nine times compared with having none of the viruses.
A new study’s findings have led researchers to challenge physicians’ biases against certain groups.
Men who have sex with men on PrEP are also diagnosed with hepatitis C at a substantially elevated rate.
A recent study of the direct-acting antiviral regimen included people who contracted hep C within the previous 12 months.
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.
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