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  • Reducing the Risk for HIV, Hepatitis C Among Injection Drug Users

    Coordinated education and counseling services can successfully control at-risk behaviors such as needle-sharing among injection drug users and thereby curb the spread of HIV and hepatitis C among this high-risk population, a new study has confirmed.

    22 hours ago | Infectious Disease Special Edition
  • Studies investigate presence of hepatitis C virus among gay and bisexual men

    A review of epidemiological studies on hepatitis C in gay and bisexual men, including those who are HIV negative.

    23 hours ago | CATIE
  • New Treatments for Hepatitis C

    A summary of the key hepatitis C studies at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston.

    10 March 2014 | BETA blog
  • HIV Transmission Bottleneck Offers Clue to HCV Epidemic in HIV+ MSM

    HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) who had a broad HIV transmission bottleneck were more likely to become infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) during follow-up, according to results of a 558-man analysis in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS).

    06 March 2014 | NATAP
  • European Medicines Agency advises on compassionate use of a new combination therapy for chronic hepatitis C

    Combination of ledipasvir and sofosbuvir to be used in patients in urgent need of therapy to prevent progression of liver disease.

    21 February 2014 | European Medicines Agency
  • Antiretroviral therapy reduces liver decompensation risk in HIV/HCV coinfected patients

    HIV positive people with hepatitis C coinfection who start combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) are less likely to develop decompensated liver disease, or liver failure, according to a study published in the March 1, 2014, edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases.

    21 February 2014 | HIVandHepatitis.com
  • At $84000 Gilead Hepatitis C Drug Sets Off Payer Revolt

    Gilead’s new drug, Sovaldi, costs $84,000 for a 12-week treatment. Such breakthrough treatments and their stratospheric price tags have “absolutely” caused insurers to reconsider covering high-priced hepatitis, diabetes and other treatments, said Sumit Dutta, chief medical officer of Catamaran, the fourth-biggest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager, or PBM.

    27 January 2014 | Bloomberg
  • Prevalence of hepatitis C infection found to vary widely among Hispanics

    The first study of hepatitis C infection among different Hispanic groups in the U.S. has found that infection with the virus varies widely, with Puerto Rican Hispanics much more likely than other groups to be infected.

    14 January 2014 | Medical Xpress
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD): Gilead Seeks To Expand Its Blockbuster Hepatitis Platforms In 2014

    Gilead Sciences (GILD) received approval earlier this month for what may well be one of the most successful drugs to be approved in years-- Sovaldi, its novel hepatitis drug. Sovaldi, which some analysts say can actually cure some hepatitis cases, is expected to be a blockbuster for the company and could see sales surpassing $8 billion annually by 2018. On the heels of the approval, Gilead announced that it will now seek U.S. approval for a combination of Sovaldi and its newest hepatitis drug -- ledipasvir -- in the first quarter of 2014. The combination of these two drugs could be a "one-two knockout"… not just of the disease, but of the competition as well.

    03 January 2014 | Seeking Alpha
  • AASLD 2013: HCV levels in semen may correspond to blood viral load

    HIV positive men with higher hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA levels in their blood during acute infection were more likely to have HCV in their semen as well, which may raise the risk of sexual transmission, researchers reported last month at the 64thAASLD Liver Meeting in Washington, DC.

    20 December 2013 | HIVandHepatitis.com
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