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A growing number of transplant programs are barring patients who refuse COVID vaccines or giving them lower priority on waiting lists.
The booster is recommended for organ transplant recipients, people receiving cancer treatment and people with advanced or untreated HIV.
With no approved treatments, management of NAFLD and NASH relies on lifestyle changes.
Experts call for heightened precautions and better, more intensive therapies for COVID-19 patients with weakened immune systems.
An extra booster dose raised antibody levels in one third of people with organ transplants, but many remain unprotected.
Natural immunity and vaccine responses may be weaker in people with immune suppression, so they should get their second dose promptly.
Alcoholism-related liver disease was a growing problem even before COVID-19, but the pandemic has dramatically added to the toll.
Many people with fatty liver disease have obesity, diabetes and other metabolic conditions.
Especially from people who might have been considered a risk for transmitting HIV and hepatitis B and C
A review of the major findings presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases in San Francisco
After this first deliberate transplant from someone with HIV to a person without the virus, does the child organ recipient now have HIV?
It’s the NIH’s first large-scale clinical trial on the subject. Plus: Meet organ transplant advocate Mo Murray [VIDEO].
Stanley Boling had been living with HIV for over 30 years before undergoing the transplant at Duke Health.
Livers from those who test positive for hep C antibodies but negative for viral genes are tied to only a modest transmission risk.
The big news from the recent European liver conference.
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