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Hepatitis C cure has opened the door for an explosion of therapeutics in hepatitis B

When it comes to viral hepatitis, hepatitis C has become relatively boring since curative therapies have been so effective in treating the disease. Managing HCV has essentially been reduced to…

Liquid Biopsy Spots Early Liver Cancer in Patients With HBV Infection

In high-risk patients with asymptomatic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, a liquid biopsy shows promise in detecting early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to Chinese and U.S. researchers. In a paper…

Diabetes Development Linked to Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Mortality in Hepatitis B

For patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) virus, development of diabetes mellitus (DM) is an independent risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), HCC-related mortality, and all-cause mortality, according to results…

Hepatitis C news

Infectious Disease Advisor: Clinical outcomes for hepatitis C combination therapy Direct-acting antivirals reduce mortality, hepatocellular carcinoma in HCV Healio: Sovaldi cures recurrent HCV after liver transplantation in 12 weeks US…

CROI 2019: Hepatitis C treatment reduces risk of diabetes

Treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with better glucose control and a lower likelihood of developing diabetes, according to a report at the Conference on Retroviruses and…

Daily aspirin may reduce HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma risk

The risk for hepatocellular carcinoma was statistically significantly reduced by 29% in patients with hepatitis B virus who received daily aspirin, according to findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine. “Antiviral therapy cannot erase…

HCV, HBV viral control improves kidney transplant survival rates

Kidney transplant recipients with hepatitis B and hepatitis C in whom viral replication was controlled had similar overall and graft survival rates as patients without viral hepatitis, according to data…

Hepatitis B vaccination in preadolescents lowered the disease incidence rate in Catalonia

Introducing Hepatitis B vaccine in preadolescents meant a decline in the disease incidence rate by 52 % according to a study in which the University of Barcelona (UB) took part.…

7% of patients coinfected with HCV and HIV fail DAA therapy

An analysis of patients with HIV who were being treated for hepatitis C virus infection found that 7% failed direct-acting antiviral therapy, and that mental illness and ongoing illicit drug…

CROI 2019: Sixfold increased risk of infant HIV infection and high rates of low birth weight among women with HIV/hepatitis B co-infection

Women with high levels of hepatitis B viraemia (>106IU/ml) who have co-infection with HIV had a more than sixfold increased risk of having infants with HIV infection compared to women…

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