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Traditionally hep C transmits sexually mostly among HIV-positive men who have sex with men.
Researchers followed nearly 10,000 people with hepatitis C, some of whom were treated with direct-acting antivirals.
Researchers believe that hepatitis C is spreading through sex from the HIV-positive population to those who don’t have HIV.
This is according to an analysis of multiple factors potentially related to a diabetes diagnosis in a large group of French people with HIV.
But only a small fraction of those living with the virus worldwide have been cured.
This is occurring despite the fact that hepatitis C is increasingly being cured among the French HIV population.
A recent study found that daily cannabis use was associated with a reduced risk of the liver condition in this population.
Highlights from the research presented at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in Paris.
Men who have sex with men traveling to the region are advised to get vaccinated for hepatitis A virus.
Health officials in the country are also re-negotiating HCV drug prices with U.S. pharmaceutical companies.
A 12-week course of treatment in the country is priced around 41,000 euros or 51,373 U.S. dollars.
An estimated 200,000 people in France are HCV positive. Treating them could run the countryâ€™s health care system as much as â‚¬1 bi...
Many people living with hepatitis C virus (HCV) can’t wait until all-oral, potentially less toxic regimens become available.
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