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Fatty liver improves rapidly after hepatitis C cure

Liver stiffness and liver fat (steatosis) in patients with chronic HCV infection both improve significantly after treatment with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) resulting in sustained virological response (SVR), investigators from Japan…

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Hepatitis C: UW Medicine: Heart-transplant program opens access to Hep C-positive donors Medical Xpress: Canadian team reports success in transplanting hepatitis C organs CATIE: Latest Canadian hepatitis C guidelines encourage…

Scotland’s reduction in new HCV infections due to harm reduction, not treatment

The reduction in new hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections that has taken place in Scotland since 2008 is most likely due to increased provision of needle and syringe programmes and…

Immune system does not recover despite cured hepatitis C infection

Changes to the immune system remain many years after a hepatitis C infection heals, a new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Hannover Medical School shows. The findings, presented…

Ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir with dasabuvir + ribavirin efficacious for HCV GT1b with compensated cirrhosis

Treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype (GT) 1b and compensated cirrhosis with the ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir (OBV/PTV/r) + dasabuvir (DSV) + ribavirin (RBV) regimen is highly effective and well tolerated, according to a…

New Canadian guidelines recommend hepatitis C screening for those born between 1945 and 1975

Over 250,000 Canadians believed to be infected but many unaware they have blood-borne virus As everyone can access therapy, liver specialists felt much more strongly that then everyone who is…

Hepatitis B or raised liver enzymes predict liver toxicity when TB prevention drug is combined with HIV treatment

The risk of liver toxicity in people with HIV taking antiretroviral therapy and isoniazid preventive therapy for tuberculosis is strongly associated with either hepatitis B co-infection or pre-existing liver enzyme…

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Hepatitis C: Infectious Disease Advisor: Shortened regimen effectively treats recent HCV infection regardless of HIV status Infectious Disease Advisor: Predicting paritaprevir-induced hyperbilirubinemia during HCV treatment Infectious Disease Advisor: Enhanced interferon…

HCV guidelines updated to include recommendations for key populations

Guidelines for the management of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection have been updated to include testing and treatment recommendations for pregnant women, men who have sex with men (MSM), individuals…

EATG launches a report on access to HCV-related services in prison settings in Europe

Today, the European AIDS Treatment Group launches a report along with recommendations on access to HCV-related services in prison settings in Europe. At the same time, a pilot Spring European…