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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.
A review of important hep C-related medical research presented at a recent medical conference focusing on retroviruses.
Curing hepatitis C virus (HCV) is associated with a reduced risk of death, kidney disease and diabetes.
HIV-positive gay and bi men are more likely to be acutely (very recently) infected with hepatitis C if they have casual sex partners.
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.
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.
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.
People with hepatitis C very rarely have a viral relapse after acheiving a sustained virologic response 12 weeks after finishing treatment.
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.
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