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Hepatitis C reinfection occurs frequently among gay men living with HIV in London

There is a high incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) reinfection among gay men living with HIV in London, results of a study published in the online

Published
02 July 2013
By
Michael Carter
2013 Pipeline Report calls on leaders to get the best HIV, hepatitis C virus (HCV), and tuberculosis drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines to the most people as quickly as possible

HIV i-Base and Treatment Action Group (TAG) called on global and national leaders, research sponsors, and regulatory authorities to work together to make the best HIV, HCV, and TB drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines accessible as fast as possible, according to a report released today at the 7th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Published
30 June 2013
From
Treatment Action Group
Fear of future health problems encourage people to start and complete HCV therapy but concern about side-effects is a deterrent

US research has provided important insights into the factors that motivate and deter people from starting and completing therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Published in the

Published
28 June 2013
By
Michael Carter
Hepatitis C Test for Baby Boomers Urged by Health Panel

An influential health advisory group has reversed itself and concluded that all baby boomers should be tested for hepatitis C, meaning that under the new health law many insurance plans will have to provide screening without charge to patients. The group, the United States Preventive Services Task Force, announced its change of heart on Monday, saying there was likely to be some benefit from such screening.

Published
25 June 2013
From
New York Times
The beginning of the end of hepatitis C?

A convenient and tolerable cure for nearly all hepatitis C infections may be here by the end of this decade, as new drugs appear at

Published
25 June 2013
From
HIV treatment update
FDA approves first genotyping test for patients with hepatitis C virus

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a test that identifies the genotype of hepatitis C virus (HCV) that a patient is carrying. The Abbott RealTime HCV Genotype II, which can differentiate genotypes 1, 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4, and 5, using a sample of a patient’s blood plasma or serum, will aid healthcare professionals in determining the appropriate approach to treatment.

Published
21 June 2013
From
FDA.gov
Senate Approves Bill to Allow HIV+ Patients to Receive HIV+ Donor Organs

The U.S. Senate this week unanimously passed the HOPE Act, a bill that will make an exception to current law enabling people with HIV to receive organs for transplantation from another HIV positive individual. The measure now awaits approval from the House of Representatives.

Published
20 June 2013
From
HIVandhepatitis.com
Hyaluronic acid levels can predict risk of serious liver events in people living with HIV and hepatitis B or C co-infection

A simple blood test can predict the risk of liver-related death or hepatic encephalopathy for people living with HIV who have hepatitis B or hepatitis C

Published
17 June 2013
By
Michael Carter
AbbVie Says It Can Be First With New Hepatitis C Drugs

AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) said it can win the race against Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) to bring to market a new generation of all-oral hepatitis C drugs.

Published
14 June 2013
From
Bloomberg
Hepatitis B Viral Levels May Soar When Vitamin D Drops

Insufficient serum levels of vitamin D, which ebb and flow with sun exposure, are associated with high levels of hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication in treatment-naive people who suffer from chronic infection.

Published
11 June 2013
From
Medscape (requires registration)

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