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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.
Hep C medications can now cure most people with the virus
No significant links were found between liver stiffness prior to antiviral treatment and cirrhosis, liver cancer or transplants or death.
Some state Medicaid programs and prison systems still restrict treatment based on substance use or stage of liver disease.
Readily available clinical parameters can identify those at greatest risk for hepatocellular carcinoma.
Rates of liver complications were similar, but HIV-positive people had more non-liver cancers and non-liver-related deaths.
Homeless people, incarcerated individuals and people with mental health conditions achieved a high cure rate.
I have spent a lot of time and energy figuring out ways to smuggle medicines to people in need of them.
Ask Hep looks at drugs and supplements that may interact with direct-acting antivirals used to treat hepatitis C.
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