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AASLD 2017: TAF for Hepatitis B Improves Kidney Function and Bone Loss

Tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) remains effective against hepatitis B virus (HBV) for 96 weeks, with no resistance detected, according to studies presented at the 2017 AASLD Liver Meeting last month in Washington, DC.

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AASLD 2017: TAF for Hepatitis B Improves Kidney Function and Bone Loss

Tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) remains effective against hepatitis B virus (HBV) for 96 weeks, with no resistance detected, according to studies presented at the 2017 AASLD Liver Meeting last month in Washington, DC.

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Coverage of the 2017 AASLD Liver Meeting

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 2017 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Liver Meeting in Washington, DC, October 20-24, 2017.

Conference highlights include direct-acting antiviral therapy for difficult-to-treat people with hepatitis C, novel hepatitis B agents, complications of viral hepatitis, and NAFLD/NASH.

Full coverage listing by topic

The Liver Meeting website

11/30/17

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AASLD 2017: REP 2139 Combination Therapy Leads to Functional Control of Hepatitis B Virus

A majority of chronic hepatitis B patients treated with a nucleic acid polymer (REP 2139 or REP 2165) plus tenofovir and pegylated interferon were able to achieve "functional control" of hepatitis B virus (HBV), according to a late-breaking poster presentation at the 2017 AASLD Liver Meeting last month in Washington, DC.

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EASL 2017: Besifovir and Tenofovir Exalidex Look Promising for Hepatitis B

A pair of investigational nucleotide analog antivirals were shown to be active against hepatitis B virus (HBV) with minimal potential for kidney and bone toxicity, researchers reported at the EASL International Liver Congress last month in Amsterdam. Besifovir is in Phase 3 clinical trials, while tenofovir exalidex is in early development.

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