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HIV-positive men who have sex with men in Western nations historically have a significant risk of contracting hepatitis C through sex.
This finding stresses the need to reduce the risk of sexual transmission of hep C among HIV-positive men who have sex with men.
A trio of British studies projected the impact of programs that provide clean injection-drug materials to people who inject drugs.
A recent survey of such sites found high rates of hepatitis C among patrons, but treatment for the virus was rarely offered on-site.
This is according to an analysis of nearly 5,000 Italians recently treated for the virus.
It appears the liver virus may have originated in North Africa and the Middle East.
A speedy overview of the major scientific findings presented at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam (AIDS 2018)
One percent of gay and bi men in a Dutch PrEP study contracted hepatitis C annually; of those cured, one in four were reinfected per year.
Among a group of largely HIV-positive gay and bi men, Zepatier (grazoprevir/elbasvir) boasted a 99 percent cure rate.
Unlike in the States, where homelessness and injection drug use are driving new infections, traveling abroad appears to be the source.
This is according to an analysis of multiple factors potentially related to a diabetes diagnosis in a large group of French people with HIV.
Thanks to direct-acting antiviral treatment of hepatitis C, survival rates of those with decompensated cirrhosis due to hep C are rising.
Evidence found in ancient human remains suggests hep B may have crossed over from primates multiple times.
The annual scientific meeting on liver health revealed exciting new findings concerning the battle against the hep C epidemic.
In a recent study of more than 600 HIV-positive adults, 93 percent were cured of hep C.
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