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The first meta-analysis to examine hep C treatment outcomes in seniors versus non-seniors found that cure rates are comparable.
Cure rates are high, but some young people already have advanced liver damage by the time they’re treated.
A review of the major findings presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases in San Francisco
Nevertheless, researchers advise careful kidney monitoring when pairing the medications.
In a recent study of more than 600 HIV-positive adults, 93 percent were cured of hep C.
A recent study of Dutch clinicians found that they generally did a good job of preventing drug-drug interactions.
In a recent small study of HIV-positive men who had recently contracted hepatitis C, Harvoni had a perfect cure rate.
Ending the epidemic is going to require addressing the fact that certain individuals are at high risk of reinfection after a cure.
These include a low CD4 count, having cirrhosis and taking certain hep C drug regimens.
Researchers identified this association after looking at real-world data on a large group of German individuals with HIV and hep C.
Such generic drugs could save nations huge sums in the coming years.
Hepatitis C advocate Peter McLoyd transformed his bad times into good ones.
Highlights from research presented at the 52nd International Liver Congress in Amsterdam
Even those who did not qualify for a treatment shorter than 12 weeks did well on the regimen in a real-world study.
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