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Barriers still stand in the way of making treatment available to all who need it.
Disruptions in access to treatment and harm reduction services could set back effort to eliminate hep C in the U.S.
However, some 10% experienced liver decompensation even after antiviral therapy.
The Epclusa and Mavyret combination pills are now indicated for kids as young as age 3.
Assessing patient-reported outcomes can support treatment for hard-to-reach populations.
People who received treatment had a lower composite risk of cirrhosis, liver cancer and death.
Based on surveys conducted in 2015 and 2018, the number appears to have nearly tripled in San Francisco.
Among people treated for hepatitis C, diabetes and chronic kidney disease were both linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular death.
HIV advocate Lepena Reid is living free of hepatitis C.
A guide to the key aspects of today’s most effective hep C therapies
Despite limited testing and clinical visits, 95% of the study population was able to achieve a sustained virological response.
Hepatitis C is caused by a virus in the blood that primarily attacks the liver and causes inflammation leading to progressive liver damage.
This measurement also informed researchers about the risk of loss of liver function and death in people cured of hepatitis C.
Premature discontinuation of hepatitis C treatment did not diminish the likelihood of sustained virological response.
Regardless of cirrhosis status, Mavyret led to high sustained virologic response rates in Latinos and other groups with hep C.
What you need to know before, during and after undergoing treatment for HCV.
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