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Traditionally hep C transmits sexually mostly among HIV-positive men who have sex with men.
Researchers followed a group of teenagers over time and found that their rate of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease rose in young adulthood.
This finding is from a program that sought to provide blanket treatment to Iceland’s hep C population.
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.
A European study of nearly 19,000 people with HIV also found that curing hep C was not associated with heart disease or non-AIDS cancer.
Nearly all those who have completed follow-up in an ongoing Italian study have been cured.
HIV-positive men who have sex with men in Western nations historically have a significant risk of contracting hepatitis C through sex.
In particular, having a high hep B viral load increases the risk of women with HIV transmitting the latter virus to their newborns.
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 recent study tested the effectiveness and tolerability of Technivie (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir) among those over 65.
Doctors are finding ways to diagnose and treat this difficult-to-reach demographic.
HIV, anti-vaxxers, dengue fever and weak primary health care make the World Health Organization’s list of priorities.
Researchers compared direct-acting-antiviral treatment outcomes between those with and without a history of liver cancer.
In some non–U.S. nations, health care providers can prescribe medical-grade heroin and supervise patients as they take it.
A recent study of people in British Columbia found, however, that people who inject drugs had lower cure rates.
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