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Rates of liver complications were similar, but HIV-positive people had more non-liver cancers and non-liver-related deaths.
The first meta-analysis to examine hep C treatment outcomes in seniors versus non-seniors found that cure rates are comparable.
Pharma sets the prices for HIV and hep C drugs very high. What happens to those prices along the supply chain?
However, while HbA1c and fasting glucose levels decline after a hep C cure, the clinical significance of such shifts remains unclear.
A review of the major findings presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases in San Francisco
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.
Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) plus the new hep C drug ravidasvir cured 97 percent of those with a range of genotypes in a recent study.
Among those without cirrhosis, treating for an additional four weeks is unnecessary.
A recent study of Dutch clinicians found that they generally did a good job of preventing drug-drug interactions.
Ending the epidemic is going to require addressing the fact that certain individuals are at high risk of reinfection after a cure.
Those for whom Mavyret did not work the first time had a high cure rate with this intensified retreatment regimen.
These include a low CD4 count, having cirrhosis and taking certain hep C drug regimens.
In early research in cell cultures and mice, scientists found Sovaldi could possibly thwart Zika’s harmful effects on unborn babies.
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.
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