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Even low levels of alcohol consumption increase the risk of liver cancer for HCV-infected patients with compensated cirrhosis

Low-to-moderate alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of liver cancer for HCV-infected patients with compensated cirrhosis, investigators from Belgium report in the Journal of Hepatology. Five-year incidence of…

High Incidence of HCV Reinfection Among HIV+ Gay Men in Western Europe

"There is a very high incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) reinfection among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) in western Europe, according to research presented at the…

Summary of latest HBV cure and treatment research results

NATAP has produced a summary of the latest results in the treatment and cure of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. These papers are mainly from AASLD and discuss the difficulty of…

HIV not a risk factor for fibrosis progression in people with hepatitis C

This article from NAM/AIDSMAP (part of their INFOHEP initiative) discusses how HIV does not worsen fibrosis in people living with HCV. "HIV co-infection is not associated with accelerated progression of…

Georgia launches new national strategy to eliminate hepatitis C

TBILISI - The Georgian Government has approved a National Strategy for the Elimination of Hepatitis C during a cabinet session on Tuesday (August 16). The new campaign will run until…

Access to treatment for hepatitis C virus infection: time to put patients first

Summary Sound health policy puts patients first. Antiviral regimens approved in 2014 revolutionised treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Most patients can now be cured. These new regimens, however,…

Grazoprevir/elbasvir hepatitis C treatment works wells for people who inject drugs

Merck's grazoprevir/elbasvir hepatitis C regimen was well-tolerated and cured more than 90% of injection drug users receiving opioid substitution therapy, according to results from the C-EDGE CO-STAR study published in…

Ongoing hepatitis B virus replication associated with higher mortality for people with HIV

People with HIV and hepatitis B virus (HBV) co-infection have more than double the risk of death if they have on-going high-level HBV replication, indicating a need for prompt treatment,…

Sharing snorting utensils for drug use may increase HCV transmission

Sharing snorting utensils — more specifically straws — to ingest opiates and other drugs may be considered another risk factor for hepatitis C virus infection and other virus transmission, according…

Study explores marijuana use and fibrosis in women with HIV and hepatitis C

A study in women coinfected with hepatitis C and HIV found that use of marijuana was not associated with progression to advanced liver fibrosis. University researchers studied long-term effects of…