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Experimental siRNA therapy lowers HBsAg levels in people with hepatitis B

ARC-520, a novel therapy using short interfering RNA, appeared safe and was associated with a reduction in hepatitis B surface antigen levels in people with chronic hepatitis

Published
06 January 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
New open-access journal in the rapidly developing field of virus eradication

The Journal of Virus Eradication is a new open-access online and print journal dedicated to the rapidly developing field of virus eradication. It is particularly interested in publishing original research on HIV, hepatitis viruses, HPV, herpes and flu but work on other viruses is also included. The first issue was successfully launched at the HIV and Hepatitis Five Nations Conference in London on 8 December 2014 and is available now on the Journal website: www.viruseradication.com

Published
23 December 2014
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Mediscript
Entecavir and tenofovir work well for people with drug-resistant hepatitis B virus

A combination of entecavir plus tenofovir effectively suppressed hepatitis B virus (HBV) in people with resistance to other antivirals, according to results from the European ENTEBE study

Published
22 December 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
Tenofovir continues to suppress hepatitis B virus for eight years

Most people with chronic hepatitis B who are treated with tenofovir for eight years continued to maintain viral suppression, researchers reported at the American Association for the Study

Published
25 November 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
Adding pegylated interferon to tenofovir improves odds of HBsAg loss in hepatitis B patients

People with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection are more likely to experience favourable treatment response, as indicated by hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) loss, if they add

Published
17 November 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
People living with HIV have high survival rates after liver transplants due to HCC

People with HIV – most of whom had hepatitis B or C co-infection – generally had good outcomes after liver transplantation due to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), with

Published
12 November 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
Hepatitis B testing and treatment rates are low among US veterans

Only 15% of US veterans have been tested for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, and among those who tested positive just one-quarter received antiviral treatment and 13%

Published
11 November 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
People with hepatitis B who have cirrhosis should be prioritised for liver cancer screening

Liver cancer screening for people with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection should be targeted at those with cirrhosis, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis

Published
02 October 2014
By
Michael Carter
One out of 10 Asian Americans has hepatitis B

There is a virus that is 100 times more easily transmitted than the dreaded acquired immunodeficiency syndrome virus, and it is called Hepatitis B Virus (HBV). HBV is a virus that can cause Chronic Hepatitis B, a life threatening liver disease. According to United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), up to 25 percent of people with chronic hepatitis B develop serious liver problems such as liver failure, liver cancer and cirrhosis (severe liver scarring), if left untreated.One in 10 Asian Americans has HBV- a rate over 20 times higher than that of the overall U.S. population - two in three of whom are not aware of it.

Published
27 August 2014
From
Philippine Star
Study in Malawi shows importance of screening HIV-positive patients for HBV co-infection and using tenofovir-containing regimens

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotype A1 infection is associated with poor virological control and the rapid emergence of drug resistance among people living with HIV who are

Published
14 August 2014
By
Michael Carter
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