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Inflammation in people with HIV is associated with cardiovascular disease and other serious health conditions.
Currently, there are no pharmacological treatments for liver fibrosis related to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.
Cure rates are high, but some young people already have advanced liver damage by the time they’re treated.
Las Vegas resident Stella Armstrong cured her hep C and the joy-killing fatigue and pain that came with it.
A placebo-controlled study of obeticholic acid showed it improved liver fibrosis with no worsening of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.
Scientists have firmly established an association between direct-acting antiviral treatment and a lower risk of liver cancer and death.
The placebo-controlled trial Phase III trial of selonsertib had sought to improve fibrosis while not worsening NASH.
In an analysis of the liver health of a cohort of HIV/hep B–coinfected people, one third had significant fibrosis.
Researchers believe this genetic mutation protected against the 14th century-bubonic plague.
Direct-acting antivirals lower this risk to a greater extent than interferon-based regimens.
This is according to the large randomized controlled START trial.
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