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Gay men having chemsex are five times more likely to have a new HIV diagnosis than other gay men

Gay and bisexual men who reported engaging in chemsex (the use of specific drugs to enhance or facilitate sex) were five times more likely to be newly diagnosed with HIV,…

Georgia: 98% cured of hepatitis C

Georgia is making strong progress towards eliminating hepatitis C but will need triple the number of people starting treatment if it is to reach its national elimination target of a…

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New strategy to cure chronic hepatitis B infection

Scientists from Karolinska Institutet and Hannover Medical School have published two studies that provide insights into how the immune system responds and helps to clear a hepatitis B infection after…

European survey asserts insufficient HCV prevention in prisons

Results of a survey of liver patient groups from 25 European countries showed that a minority of European prisons provide adequate infectious disease prevention, such as harm reduction programs and…

US: Lowering drug costs for hepatitis C would increase treatment in prisons, researchers suggest

More hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment in correctional facilities, a possibility if medication costs were to drop, is essential to controlling the hepatitis C epidemic in the US, according to…

6 recent reports on HCV screening rates, strategies

The direct-acting antiviral era has seen a significant increase in the number of patients with hepatitis C clearing their infection. Along with this, public awareness of the disease and its…

Specific antigen combination may predict HBeAg seroconversion

For patients with hepatitis B (HBV) who are HBV e antigen (HBeAg)-positive, the presence of HBV surface antigen (HBsAg) and/or HBV core-related antigen (HBcrAg) can predict likelihood of achieving treatment endpoints with…

HBV status linked to disease activity and progression in rheumatoid arthritis

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) receiving immunosuppressant therapy who were also diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection demonstrated greater radiographic progression and poorer clinical response at 1 year compared with…

US: How states could be saving more hepatitis C patients

USC’s Neeraj Sood and colleagues propose an approach that leverages competition among drug manufacturers, saving states money and ensuring that more people get treatment There is a cure for the…