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Scientists aren’t sure, but they know that the risk that a previous case of liver cancer will return remains high for those cured of hep C.
This is according to an analysis of multiple factors potentially related to a diabetes diagnosis in a large group of French people with HIV.
People who have a low CD4 count, have cirrhosis and take certain hep C drug regimens are less likely to be cured.
The annual scientific meeting on liver health revealed exciting new findings concerning the battle against the hep C epidemic.
In a recent study of more than 600 HIV-positive adults, 93 percent were cured of hep C.
Those for whom Mavyret did not work the first time had a high cure rate with this intensified retreatment regimen.
AZT and ddI were the main drugs associated with liver damage in a new study.
These include a low CD4 count, having cirrhosis and taking certain hep C drug regimens.
Treatments to reduce inflammation could help make HIV even less of a threat to health than antiretrovirals can alone.
This finding applies to those with Child-Pugh A cirrhosis who are treated with the Viekira regimen or Technivie, with or without ribavirin.
Other factors linked to a reduced risk of death include a hep C cure, less advanced liver disease, not smoking and well treated HIV.
A long-term study of women living with both viruses found a link between accelerated fibrosis progression and perimenopause.
Researchers identified this association after looking at real-world data on a large group of German individuals with HIV and hep C.
The two-drug regimen can cure the virus in as little as eight weeks.
Hepatitis C advocate Peter McLoyd transformed his bad times into good ones.
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