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  • Hepatitis B

    The majority of people with hepatitis B do not have any symptoms.It is recommended that people living with HIV are tested and vaccinated for hepatitis...

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  • Hepatitis B

    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is an infection that can cause severe liver damage, sometimes resulting in death. Hepatitis B is very common around the world, particularly in Africa, the...

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  • Hepatitis B treatment

    Treatments are available if your immune system does not naturally clear hepatitis B infection. The aims of hepatitis B treatment include stopping HBV reproduction, reducing liver inflammation and...

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  • Hepatitis vaccinations

    Effective vaccinations are available to protect against hepatitis A and hepatitis B. There is currently no vaccine against hepatitis C. All people with HIV should have these vaccinations unless...

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  • HIV & hepatitis

    This booklet gives information for people with HIV who also have hepatitis A, hepatitis B or hepatitis C....

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  • HCV Drugs May Reactivate HBV, FDA Warns

    Patients with a past or current hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection can experience sometimes fatal HBV reactivation if they take any of nine direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis virus C (HCV) infection, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today.

    06 October 2016 | Medscape (free registration required)
  • ContraVir Reports New CRV431 Data Highlighting Synergistic Activity with CMX157 Against Hepatitis B

    ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies, today announced that it has taken a major step forward in its pursuit of a potentially curative combination therapy for chronic hepatitis B (HBV).

    12 September 2016 | ContraVir press release
  • Act now for a Hepatitis-free Indonesia

    In the archipelago, hepatitis B is a virus that affects around 28 million people, or roughly around 10 percent of the population, with 14 million people at risk of the virus developing into chronic cirrhosis or liver failure.

    07 September 2016 | Jakarta Post
  • High cost hampers treatment of hepatitis B, C in Vietnam: experts

    A course of treatment for the diseases costs up to VND45 million (US$2,016), according to Nguyen Van Kinh, director of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

    31 August 2016 | Thanh Nien Daily
  • 'Screen-and-treat' scheme for hepatitis B may prevent deadly complications

    Research into Africa's first 'screen-and-treat' programme for hepatitis B suggests the initiative may reduce deadly complications of the virus. The new findings, from researchers at a number of international institutions including Imperial College London and the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia, also suggest the initiative is feasible and cost-effective.

    27 July 2016 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Complete clearance of hepatitis B is rare - especially in women and people of Asian descent

    Researchers at several different US sites have found that less than one-third of 1% of patients infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) get rid of the virus per year, and overall, only 1.2% of patients finally get rid of it.

    12 July 2016 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Potency of Hepatitis B Virus Traced to 'Grappling Hooks' Virus Acquires as It Matures

    A discovery of the process by which the hepatitis B virus matures inside the body helps to explain why the virus is much more potent that others in causing infection, and how it so effectively targets the liver.

    22 June 2016 | Hepatitis News Today
  • Interferon-based therapy improves clinical outcomes in hepatitis delta infection

    Patients with hepatitis delta virus infection treated with pegylated interferon alpha were less likely to develop clinical outcomes — like decompensation or hepatocellular carcinoma — compared with patients who received nucleos(t)ide based treatment or no treatment at all, according to a presentation at International Liver Congress.

    22 April 2016 | Healio
  • ContraVir's CMX157 Outperforms Gilead's Tenofovir AF (TAF) Against Hepatitis B Virus in Independent Head-to-Head In-Vitro Study

    Viral rebound studies showed that CMX157 demonstrates best-in-class duration of activity. Nine days following incubation with HBV, using two different experimental conditions, one at equimolar and one at EC90 concentrations, CMX157 showed two- to three-fold reduced viral rebound compared to TAF.

    30 March 2016 | ContraVir press release
  • J&J signs deal with Chinese company for hepatitis B drug

    The deal with Sino's Chia Tai Tiaqing Pharmaceutical unit includes an immune-stimulating agent that could potentially be combined with antiviral drugs J&J acquired when it purchased Novira Therapeutics in November. Hepatitis B has been difficult to cure because antiviral medicines that block replication of the virus have proved insufficient at clearing it from the blood. J&J and other researchers believe an assault by components of the immune system will be needed as part of a cure.

    08 January 2016 | Reuters
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