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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
Hepatitis Warrior Hiking in China Shows Glaxo Hurdles

Lei Chuang trekked almost 1,000 miles over 80 days from Shanghai to Beijing last summer, along riverbanks and highways, to deliver a petition beseeching China’s leaders to cut the prices of hepatitis B drugs. “If drug companies can afford such huge sums for bribing doctors and hospitals, then they should still be profitable if prices are lowered by 50 percent,” said Guangzhou-based Lei, nicknamed the “Hepatitis B Warrior” by Chinese media. “They could use that money to benefit patients instead.”

Published
30 May 2014
From
Bloomberg
Hepatitis B a growing problem in UK prisons

In a written answer to a parliamentary question, Health Minister Norman Lamb said the number of prisoners diagnosed with chronic forms of the virus has risen from just 22 in 2010 to 109 in 2013.

Published
01 May 2014
From
The Independent
Anti-HBV antiretrovirals may help ward off HBV infection in MSM

Three antiretrovirals that also help control hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection—tenofovir, emtricitabine, and lamivudine—may also prevent HBV infection, according to results of a retrospective analysis involving men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Netherlands.

Published
24 April 2014
From
International AIDS Society
Adding interferon to nucleoside antivirals may improve response for people with chronic hepatitis B

Adding pegylated interferon to entecavir (Baraclude) led to greater hepatitis B virus (HBV) viral load decline and higher likelihood of serological response in people with HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis

Published
16 April 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
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