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Researchers conducted an analysis of hep C treatment outcomes in those also living with HIV in Western nations.
Traditionally hep C transmits sexually mostly among HIV-positive men who have sex with men.
Italian researchers randomized half of a group of people on daily Atripla to switch to taking the single-tablet regimen every second day.
Researchers analyzed data on people living with HIV in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands.
However, this finding applied only to those in low- and middle-income nations.
Researchers followed nearly 10,000 people with hepatitis C, some of whom were treated with direct-acting antivirals.
Researchers believe that hepatitis C is spreading through sex from the HIV-positive population to those who don’t have HIV.
A decade of aging brings on heart and kidney troubles in people with HIV.
Research indicates that Retrovir, Zerit and Videx are associated with abnormal redistribution of body fat.
A European study of nearly 19,000 people with HIV also found that curing hep C was not associated with heart disease or non-AIDS cancer.
The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle saw many important studies that are advancing the fight against HIV.
HIV-positive men who have sex with men in Western nations historically have a significant risk of contracting hepatitis C through sex.
“The Düsseldorf Patient” has been off HIV meds only since November 2018, so it is much too early to determine whether he has been cured.
The diagnosis rate fell by 50 percent in just two years among gay and bi men who attended sexual clinics at least twice in one year.
This finding stresses the need to reduce the risk of sexual transmission of hep C among HIV-positive men who have sex with men.
The largest-ever HIV prevention study found that door-to-door HIV testing, with linkage to treatment, lowered infection rates.
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