Hepatitis A, B and C are viral infections that can damage the liver and cause serious illnesses. Co-infection with HIV and hepatitis B or C is quite common. Safe and effective treatments are available.

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  • Hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C is a serious infection caused by a virus.It damages the liver, which performs essential functions in the body.Some people have hepatitis C for...

    From: The basics

    Information level Level 1
  • How hepatitis C is passed on

    When the blood of a person who has hepatitis C enters the bloodstream of another person, that person could get hepatitis C.Tiny and unseen traces...

    From: The basics

    Information level Level 1
  • Other health issues

    As you get older, it’s even more important to regularly attend clinic appointments and stay in touch with your healthcare providers. Your HIV clinic appointments will include...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • Treatment for people with HIV and HCV co-infection

    In the UK, standards for HIV treatment and care are set and monitored by the British HIV Association (BHIVA), the professional association for HIV doctors and other healthcare...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • HIV & hepatitis

    This booklet gives information for people with HIV who also have hepatitis A, hepatitis B or hepatitis C....

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • Other tests

    Blood pressure is the force that the beating heart causes in the arteries, veins, and blood vessels that carry blood around the body. Blood pressure is measured...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • How hepatitis C is passed on during sex

    Hepatitis C can be passed on during sex that could lead to contact with semen, rectal mucus or blood.Many gay men with HIV have picked...

    From: The basics

    Information level Level 1
  • Hepatitis and other liver disease

    The liver has many important functions in the body. For people with HIV, it plays a vital role in processing the drugs used to treat HIV. Some...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • HIV and hepatitis co-infection

    Hepatitis is a viral infection that affects your liver. Some types – hepatitis B and C – can cause long-term, serious health problems. Many people with HIV...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2

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  • Hepatic Steatosis Highly Prevalent in Young Adults With Lifelong HIV

    One-third of young adults living with HIV since birth or early childhood have hepatic steatosis.

    17 April 2019 | Infectious Disease Advisor
  • Summary from CROI 2019 for viral Hepatitis, from Jürgen Rockstroh

    Although no new drugs for HBV or HCV therapy were presented a whole range of important clinical studies were discussed which all have important clinical implications for daily practice.

    09 April 2019 | NATAP
  • Hepatitis C deaths fall by 16 per cent between 2015 and 2017

    Deaths from serious hepatitis C related liver disease fell by 16.1% between 2015 and 2017 according to data from PHE.

    09 April 2019 | Public Health England
  • Hepatic steatosis common in young adults with life-long HIV

    Thirty-three percent of young adults with HIV since birth or early childhood have hepatic steatosis, a prevalence comparable to older adults with HIV and “significantly higher” than HIV-negative controls, according to research published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

    26 March 2019 | Healio
  • Expert working group recommends bold action to eliminate hepatitis C in Scotland; now we need a national elimination strategy

    A new report published by Health Protection Scotland sets out national recommendations for improvements to case finding and access to care which would accelerate Scotland’s efforts to eliminate hepatitis C. The Hepatitis C Trust calls on the Scottish Government to set out a clear timeline and process for developing and releasing a national elimination strategy for hepatitis C, in order to facilitate implementation of the recommendations contained in the recent Health Protection Scotland report.

    19 February 2019 | Hepatitis C Trust
  • Trial launched to study HIV-to-HIV liver transplant outcomes

    The new study will track the success of 80 liver transplants to HIV-positive people. Half of the livers will come from deceased HIV-positive donors and the other half will come from deceased HIV-negative donors.

    16 February 2019 | UPI
  • Low testosterone persists after HCV clearance

    Low levels of free testosterone are common among men with chronic hepatitis C infection following SVR and persist after HCV clearance, according to findings from a prospective, longitudinal cohort study.

    12 February 2019 | Healio
  • England: Countdown to hep C eradication

    NHS England’s target date to eliminate hepatitis C is now just six years away. DDN hears what progress has been made, and what’s left to achieve, at the LJWG on Substance Use and Hepatitis C annual conference.

    05 February 2019 | Drink & Drug News
  • UK court dismisses AbbVie's legal challenge against the NHS

    The High Court has dismissed a legal challenge by US pharmaceutical firm AbbVie against the National Health Service (NHS) England's procurement deal for drugs to treat and cure hepatitis C. The decision means that the plan to eliminate the virus in England remains on track.

    25 January 2019 | The Lancet (free registration required)
  • Undiagnosed HBV, HCV, HIV prevalent in newly diagnosed cancer cases

    Researchers discovered a substantial proportion of patients with newly diagnosed cancer and concurrent hepatitis C or hepatitis B were unaware of their viral infection and many had no identifiable risk factors, according to a recently published study.

    18 January 2019 | Healio
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