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FDA issued draft guidelines on a new blood donation policy; it now seeks public comment before the changes are finalized.
Conspiracy theorists ignore Magic Johnson’s own words: “I am certain that I was infected by having unprotected sex with a woman.”
Experts predict that more than a million people could die from liver cancer worldwide in 2040.
Despite increases in testing, many enrollees were not tested for each condition.
Greater political will and financial support for national programs are needed to eliminate viral hepatitis.
Amid this crisis, state and local government officials have enacted laws and ordinances that make clean syringes harder to get.
Even without HBV immunoglobulin, no infants acquired hepatitis B from mothers with a high viral load.
Black people make up only 6% and Latino people make up 5% of participants in cirrhosis trials in the United States.
Plus: Over 10 prevention services related to hepatitis, HIV and sexually transmitted infections covered by the Affordable Care Act.
Diabetes and a large waist circumference are predictors of liver fat accumulation and fibrosis.
Stephan Urban, PhD, developed a drug that blocks hepatitis B and D from entering liver cells.
The Pennsylvania law increases penalties for spitting on a police officer and committing actions that could transmit HIV, hep B and more.
The antiviral treatment is safe and effective for pediatric patients ages 12 and up.
Signed at a Fast-Track Cities conference, the Sevilla Declaration urges “the centrality of affected communities in urban HIV responses.”
The agency cited manufacturing concerns but did not question the safety and effectiveness of bulevirtide.
Nearly all HIV-positive study participants achieved protective antibody levels after two doses of Heplisav-B.
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