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Large European study finds that more than 1 in 10 people with HIV acquire HCV again.
Cure rates are high, but some young people already have advanced liver damage by the time they’re treated.
CANN will present its annual report on the state of co-infection in the United States.
European and U.S. guidelines recommend that all those with cirrhosis undergo biannual screening for liver cancer.
Surprise: GOP health chief backs needle exchanges as prevention. But the health secretary does not support safe injection sites.
Better antiretrovirals have likely mitigated HIV’s effects on the risk of end-stage liver disease and liver cancer in those with hep C.
The state’s health department is providing free testing to clients.
Among HIV-positive people, mortality related to hepatitis B and C is falling but deaths due to NAFLD are rising.
“This is a step in the right direction, but more work needs to be done.”
But health officials believe the risk of infection from improperly sterilized equipment is low.
Nearly 21 million Americans could lose coverage. Meanwhile, the GOP won’t offer a health care replacement until after 2020.
In fact, antiviral drugs account for nearly 14 percent of total drug costs in the program.
Clinical trials often exclude key patient populations, including children and people living with HIV or hepatitis B or C.
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