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Long-lived memory immune cells continue to provide protection even after antibody levels drop.
A concern most hepatitis C patients have after treatment is the possibility of Hep C coming back.
A systematic review of hep C treatment outcomes in this population shows they have high cure rates and relatively low reinfection rates.
Researchers followed people with a drug-injection history who had been cured of hepatitis C and were receiving addiction treatment.
Consistent use of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder can apparently reduce this risk.
A study of gay and bi men with HIV in Australia who had been cured of hep C found they associated hep C with injection drug use.
A study conducted in Australia treated people attending a syringe services program.
Researchers used mathematical modeling to analyze the benefits of treating with buprenorphine/naloxone on-site.
HIV-positive men who have sex with men in Western nations historically have a significant risk of contracting hepatitis C through sex.
A look at personal hygiene instruments that may transmit hepatitis C.
Using opioid medication treatment such as methadone appears to lower this risk.
This would hold true even if the hepatitis C vaccine did not provide sterilizing immunity.
Research suggests that individuals receiving opioid replacement therapy have a better chance of beating hep C through this method.
Few people saw their liver disease progress, and there were scant numbers of relapses more than 12 weeks posttreatment in a large study.
Researchers from a German cohort found that the reinfection rate for men who have sex with men was almost 10 percent per year.
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