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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).

Published
12 September 2016
From
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.

Published
07 September 2016
From
Jakarta Post
Improvements in HIV treatment and care have had no impact on rates of endstage liver disease among HIV-positive people with viral hepatitis

Incidence of endstage liver disease (ESLD) among HIV-positive people with viral hepatitis changed little between 1996 and 2010, despite major improvements in HIV treatment and care, investigators from

Published
05 September 2016
By
Michael Carter
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.

Published
31 August 2016
From
Thanh Nien Daily
Many people in the US with chronic hepatitis B not being properly monitored

Many people with chronic hepatitis B virus infection have infrequent medical monitoring, according to US research published in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Analysis of the

Published
26 August 2016
By
Michael Carter
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 ongoing high-level HBV replication, indicating a need for

Published
16 August 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
'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.

Published
27 July 2016
From
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.

Published
12 July 2016
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
HIV/HBV co-infection linked to worse immune recovery and death, but tenofovir improves outcomes

HIV-positive people with hepatitis B virus (HBV) co-infection had impaired CD4 cell recovery after starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) and a higher risk of death than those without

Published
23 May 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
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.

Published
22 April 2016
From
Healio
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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