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Reduced risk of hepatic steatosis in HIV/HCV coinfection with cannabis use

Daily cannabis use was shown to be associated with a reduced risk for liver steatosis among individuals co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C, according to the results of a recent…

DAAs produce cure rates in HCV/HIV co-infection similar to monoinfection

Using direct-acting antiviral therapies demonstrated similarly high rates of sustained virologic response for hepatitis C virus infection in patients with and without HIV infection as compared with rates for HCV…

FDA approves hepatitis C drugs label updates

FDA recently approved changes to the labels of: Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), Harvoni (ledipasvir and sofosbuvir), Epclusa (sofosbuvir and velpatasvir) and Vosevi (sofosbuvir, velpatasvir, and voxilaprevir). The approved changes are detailed here.…

Eliminating viral hepatitis: time to match visions with action

Viral hepatitis caused an estimated 1·4 million deaths in 2015—similar to tuberculosis and more than either HIV or malaria, yet historically these diseases have received insufficient attention from donors and…

Dynavax announces FDA approval of HEPLISAV-B(TM) for prevention of hepatitis B in adults

First and only two-dose vaccine in United States for prevention of hepatitis B in adults First new hepatitis B vaccine in United States in more than 25 years BERKELEY, CA…

FDA guidance for industry on DAA development for hepatitis C

FDA published a final guidance on Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Developing Direct-Acting Antiviral Drugs for Treatment. The guidance can be found at https://www.fda.gov/ucm/groups/fdagov-public/@fdagov-drugs-gen/documents/document/ucm225333.pdf This guidance assists sponsors in the…

Promising new drug for hepatitis B tested

Promising new drug for hepatitis B tested at Texas Biomedical Research Institute San Antonio, Texas (November 7, 2017) – Research at the Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) on the…

ACHIEVE Coalition sends open letter to Romanian MoH

The ACHIEVE Coalition sent this open letter to the Minister of Health of Romania today. The letter, co-signed by EATG as a member of ACHIEVE, calls the Romanian government to…

Worldwide 52 million children living with viral hepatitis

New data presented at this year's World Hepatitis Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1-3 November) show that 52 million children are living with viral hepatitis worldwide, compared to 2.1 million…

Hepatitis C buyers’ clubs grow worldwide as a way to obtain affordable treatment

Hidden amongst the thousands of Facebook pages given over to holiday snaps and gossip are groups of patients who have hepatitis C, a disease that affects more than 70 million…

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