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The buildup of fat in the liver can lead to fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Diabetes and a large waist circumference are predictors of liver fat accumulation and fibrosis.
Five years of follow-up data show that starting antiretroviral therapy with a higher CD4 count has long-lasting benefits.
Heavy alcohol use among people with hepatitis B or C increased the risk of liver cancer.
Nearly 200 cases of pediatric hepatitis have now been reported in more than a dozen countries and several states.
The current leading suspect is an adenovirus, but much more remains to be learned.
Experts recommend no more than two drinks for men or one drink for women per day.
NASH is a more severe form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Learn more about this type of hepatitis on #NASHday 2021.
In the context of universal health care, this may be a result of more frequent access to care.
Alcoholism-related liver disease was a growing problem even before COVID-19, but the pandemic has dramatically added to the toll.
Age, underlying medical conditions, race/ethnicity and economic status all play a role in determining the risk for severe illness.
As people with HIV live longer thanks to effective antiretroviral treatment, they are prone to a host of additional health problems.
Several states are reporting a rise in cases of the infectious liver disease.
A roundup of POZ’s reporting on studies presented at the Mexico City conference about HIV treatment, vaccines, PrEP and other concerns.
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