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Birth cohort screening and linkage to care for HCV treatment still weak in United States

Grave weaknesses in hepatitis C screening and linkage to care are still widespread in the United States and threaten to leave a large proportion of baby boomers

Published
18 November 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
AbbVie pangenotypic combination cures 98% or above across genotypes

AbbVie’s combination of glecaprevir and pibrentasvir cured at least 98% of people with hepatitis C in three large clinical trials covering five out of six genotypes

Published
16 November 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
AbbVie pangenotypic combination cures almost all hard-to-treat people with HCV genotype 3

AbbVie’s pangenotypic combination of glecaprevir and pibrentasvir cured almost all of the hardest-to-treat genotype 3 patients – those with cirrhosis and/or previous treatment experience – in a

Published
16 November 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
US Veterans Affairs and Australia show potential for rapid elimination of hepatitis C

If sufficient money is available to pay for direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), the US Veterans Affairs (VA) could cure the majority of veterans under its care of hepatitis

Published
15 November 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Tenofovir alafenamide approved for hepatitis B, works well with less effect on bones

Tenofovir alafenamide (TAF), a new lower-dose pro-drug, matches the older tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) for antiviral activity against hepatitis B virus (HBV) but causes less bone mineral loss,

Published
15 November 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Grazoprevir/elbasvir + sofosbuvir highly effective for hard-to-treat genotype 3 hepatitis C patients

A triple regimen of grazoprevir/elbasvir (Zepatier) plus sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) without ribavirin cured 96% of previously untreated and 97% of treatment-experienced people with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype

Published
14 November 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Where hepatitis C rates are seven times the US average — and a cure is kept out of reach

With the opioid epidemic steamrolling through Appalachia, the new face of hepatitis C is increasingly young, white, and rural. In Kentucky, a state beset by hepatitis C rates seven times the national average, Harvoni and other new hepatitis C drugs remain largely out of reach.

Published
14 November 2016
From
STAT
Liver cancer risk reduced after hepatitis C treatment, but vigilance needed for aggressive cancers in months after treatment

People who are cured of hepatitis C after a course of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment do not have a higher risk of developing liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma),

Published
14 November 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Real-world responses to HCV treatment among US veterans match best clinical trial results

Direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment is curing people of hepatitis C infection in clinics at similar rates to those seen in clinical trials, and there don’t seem to

Published
14 November 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Gilead’s Vemlidy® (Tenofovir Alafenamide) for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection

Gilead Sciences, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vemlidy® (tenofovir alafenamide, TAF) 25mg, a once-daily treatment for adults with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection with compensated liver disease.

Published
11 November 2016
From
Gilead press release

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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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