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Patients with HIV, hepatitis C present unique considerations for cardiologists

The link between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and HIV and hepatitis C virus is complex. Progress has been made in recent years regarding diagnosis and treatment, but unanswered questions remain. Patients…

Management of HCV in liver transplant candidates and recipients

In the United States, an estimated 2.7 to 3.9 million people have chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.1 In 2014, 0.7 acute HCV cases per 100,000 population were reported to…

Risk factors for HCV reinfection after SVR in patients coinfected with HIV

Abstract Background Highly effective hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapies have spurred a scale-up of treatment to populations at greater risk of reinfection after sustained virologic response (SVR). Reinfection may be…

Germany: TAF in chronic hepatitis B: added benefit not proven, data incomplete

The antiviral drug tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) has been used since 2015 in different combinations for the treatment of HIV and has already been subject to 3 early benefit assessments for this…

Curing hepatitis C improves diabetes control

Curing hepatitis C infection with direct-acting antiviral treatment improves diabetes control in people with more severe type 2 diabetes, a review of patients treated in the US Veterans Affairs health…

Sustained response to direct-acting HCV antivirals tied to lower HCC risk

A sustained virologic response to direct-acting antiviral treatment of hepatitis C (HCV) is associated with a “considerable” reduction in the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), researchers say. Dr. Fasiha Kanwal…

French patients with HIV/HCV achieve high SVR rate

Researchers observed a significantly high sustained virologic response among patients coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C who were enrolled in the French nationwide ANRS CO13 HEPAVIH observational cohort study, according…

San Francisco task force releases first hepatitis C estimates

End Hep C SF, a consortium of public health workers, medical providers, advocates and people living with hepatitis C, has released the first-ever estimate of the number of people thought…

France reports nearly 800 hepatitis A cases in first five months of 2017

Since the beginning of 2017, an epidemic of hepatitis A has affected gay and bisexual men in France and the number of cases is increasing in many French regions and…

Risk for HCC in chronic HBV higher in men, older women

Following HBsAg seroclearance, women aged older than 50 years and men with chronic hepatitis B had significant risk for developing hepatocellular carcinoma, whereas women aged 50 years or younger had…