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Support improves hepatitis C treatment completion and response rates among drug users

Hepatitis C treatment completion and response rates among injecting drug users are similar to those seen in general patient populations, the findings of a meta-analysis published in

Published
02 January 2013
By
Michael Carter
Medivir announces phase III data for Simeprevir demonstrating efficacy and safety in genotype 1 hepatitis C patients

Simeprevir achieved SVR12 rates (viral cure) of 79% to 81% in the three pivotal phase III trials QUEST-1, QUEST-2 and PROMISE in genotype 1 hepatitis C patients. The overall results demonstrate that simeprevir is safe and well tolerated with a safety profile of the simeprevir treatment arms similar to the placebo control. A majority of the patients, 85-93%, were able to stop all treatment after 24 weeks.

Published
20 December 2012
From
Medivir press release
Vertex hepatitis C drug Incivek gets 'black box' warning over possible fatal skin conditions

The FDA says patients taking the pill in combination with two other treatments should stop immediately if they develop a rash that grows worse or comes with symptoms like a fever, diarrhea or mouth sores.

Published
20 December 2012
From
Washington Post
Hepatitis C - First Interferon-Free Regimens Expected to Launch in 2014 in the United States and Europe

The first IFN-free regimens are expected to launch in the United States and Europe by 2014 and, once available, Decision Resources anticipates aggressive and widespread uptake of these therapies in patients who are treatment-naive as well as treatment-experienced.

Published
19 December 2012
From
HCV New Drugs Research
Liver cancer has a more aggressive disease course in HIV-positive people co-infected with viral hepatitis

Co-infection with HIV and viral hepatitis is associated with a more aggressive disease course for liver cancer, according to research conducted in London and presented to the

Published
18 December 2012
By
Michael Carter
Breaking Up With Gilead Sciences

Eventually, even perpetually bullish Wall Street analysts are going to realize the hepatitis C market is far smaller than current estimates suggest.

Published
17 December 2012
From
The Street
HIV+ MSM have 4 times HCV risk of HIV-negative MSM in meta-analysis

HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) run a 4 times higher risk of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection than HIV-negative MSM, according to results of a meta-analysis. The findings have implications for routine HCV screening in MSM.

Published
17 December 2012
From
International AIDS Society
Copy of HIV+ MSM have 4 times HCV risk of HIV-negative MSM in meta-analysis

HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) run a 4 times higher risk of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection than HIV-negative MSM, according to results of a meta-analysis. The findings have implications for routine HCV screening in MSM.

Published
17 December 2012
From
International AIDS Society
HIV11: Sexually transmitted HCV rising among HIV+ gay men in Europe, but more are getting treated

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection rates continue to rise among HIV positive people in Europe, with the highest incidence among injection drug users and men who have sex with men, researchers reported at the 11th International Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection last month in Glasgow. Another study, however, found that HIV/HCV coinfected people are now more likely to receive hepatitis C treatment.

Published
17 December 2012
From
HIVandhepatitis.com
Hepatitis C Sexual Transmission Is Rare among Monogamous Heterosexual Couples

Transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) between long-term, monogamous, heterosexual partners can potentially occur, but appears to be very uncommon, according to a study of 500 couples described in the November 23, 2012, advance online edition of Hepatology. Furthermore, the analysis failed to find a link between HCV transmission and any specific sexual activities.

Published
17 December 2012
From
HIVandhepatitis.com

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