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Chinese researchers studied 81 women with chronic hepatitis B who began taking Viread before pregnancy.
Wider screening would prevent liver cirrhosis, liver cancer and the need for liver transplants.
A large Canadian study found that just 2% of such women developed more severe cirrhosis within one year of delivery.
The CDC has called for treatment of opioid use disorder to include screening for hepatitis C and referral to care and treatment.
More than 20 million people worldwide contract the virus every year, which can be passed from animals to humans.
Researchers analyzed outcomes among infants with hepatitis B who did and did not receive antiviral treatment before age 1.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force gave the recommendation an A rating, meaning screening must be covered with no cost sharing.
In a study of pregnant women, intrahepatic cholestasis, which causes severe itching, was more common in those with fatty liver disease.
The opioid epidemic has caused an increase in the incidence of hepatitis C among women of childbearing age, Is hope on the horizon?
In particular, having a high hep B viral load increases the risk of women with HIV transmitting the latter virus to their newborns.
All women who completed follow-up in a small trial were cured, and none of their infants contracted the virus.
A look at hepatitis C treatment and pregnancy-related issues.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has reaffirmed its 2009 recommendation.
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