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After Curing Hepatitis C, Gilead Works to Vanquish More Viruses

Gilead Sciences Inc., basking in the success of its cure for hepatitis C, is setting ambitious goals to vanquish two other major viral scourges: HIV and hepatitis B.

Published
19 August 2015
From
Bloomberg
People with HIV and hepatitis B co-infection can safely switch to simpler TAF single-tablet regimen

People with HIV and hepatitis B virus (HBV) co-infection maintained HIV viral suppression, maintained or achieved HBV suppression and showed improvements in kidney and bone markers when

Published
18 August 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
People with hepatitis B can safely use Truvada PrEP for HIV prevention

People with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection did not experience liver inflammation 'flares' or other adverse events when they used or stopped using Truvada for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis

Published
14 August 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
China progresses in hepatitis B vaccination, more treatment effort urged

China has won praises from WHO after reaching its goal to control hepatitis B infection among children through immunization ahead of schedule, but more effort is urged for its adult patients.

Published
27 July 2015
From
Xinhua
Access to screening and treatment are key issues for hepatitis B and C and HIV/viral hepatitis co-infection

The development of effective new interferon-free treatment makes it possible to cure more than 90% of people with chronic hepatitis C, including most people with HIV and hepatitis

Published
20 July 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Drug Resistance Common Among European Patients With Chronic Hepatitis B

Rates of lamivudine resistance are high among patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection across Europe, with many patients developing cross-resistance to entecavir, according to a new report.

Published
14 July 2015
From
Medscape
Hepatitis B and C co-infection linked to worse liver fibrosis than hepatitis B alone

People with both hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection may experience more rapid and severe liver disease progression than those with hepatitis B

Published
08 June 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Hepatitis B and C - An Action Plan for Saving Lives in Europe

Last year, leading experts, institutions, patient organisations and pharmaceutical industry representatives met and agreed that the major recommendations produced between 2011 and 2014 should be compiled into one comprehensive document, to make it easier for policy makers, decision makers, civil society organisations and healthcare institutions to tackle viral hepatitis effectively.

Published
20 May 2015
From
European Liver Patients Association
Starved T cells allow hepatitis B to silently infect liver

Hepatitis B stimulates processes that deprive the body’s immune cells of key nutrients that they need to function, finds new UCL-led research funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust. The work helps to explain why the immune system cannot control hepatitis B virus infection once it becomes established in the liver, and offers a target for potential curative treatments down the line.

Published
14 May 2015
From
University College London press release
Expanded vaccination and treatment could help eliminate hepatitis B worldwide

While universal infant hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination has already led to major advances in reducing new infections in some settings, further expansion of prevention and treatment

Published
25 April 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
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