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Research suggests that some people are taking hep C therapy for longer periods than they actually need.
Gilead’s investigational hepatitis C treatment Sovaldi/velpatasvir can be combined safely with most boosted HIV treatments.
Despite guidelines calling for universal testing of hepatitis C virus (HCV) among baby boomers, testing rates remain low.
Curing hepatitis C virus (HCV) is associated with a reduced risk of death, kidney disease and diabetes.
A review of important hep C-related medical research presented at a recent medical conference focusing on retroviruses.
A high HIV viral load and a low CD4 count are each independently linked to liver fibrosis progression among those with and without hep C.
HIV-positive gay and bi men are more likely to be acutely (very recently) infected with hepatitis C if they have casual sex partners.
The severity of liver fibrosis is associated with cognitive dysfunction independent of hepatitis C or HIV status.
A massive scale-up of hep C treatment in injection drug users would be required to lower the rate of new infections among the population.
A recent study says HIV-positive people who contract hepatitis C have an increased risk of kidney disease and osteoporosis, even if cured.
People with hepatitis C very rarely have a viral relapse after acheiving a sustained virologic response 12 weeks after finishing treatment.
Drinking at least three cups of coffee a day is linked with a lowered risk of death among people coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C.
Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) and ravidasvir, with or without ribavirin, cured almost all people with genotype 4 of hepatitis C in a large trial.
Among HIV-positive men who have sex with men, crystal meth use is associated with a much higher risk of contracting hepatitis C sexually.
Sovaldi (sofosbuvir)–based hepatitis C regimens boast high cure rates in real-world practice among those coinfected with HIV.
A intensive care coordination program showed a high level of success in getting a group of urban people with hep C cured of the virus.
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