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CROI 2014: Interferon-free BMS Combo Cures 90% of Genotype 1 Hepatitis C

An all-oral regimen of daclatasvir, asunaprevir, and BMS-791325 -- without interferon or ribavirin -- led to sustained response in approximately 90% of previously untreated hepatitis C patients, most with hard-to-treat genotype 1a, according to a study presented at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014) this month in Boston.

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CROI 2014/APASL 2014: Merck Combo Suppresses HCV in Monoinfected and Coinfected Patients

An all-oral combination of the HCV protease inhibitor MK-5172 and the NS5A inhibitor MK-8742, with or without ribavirin, demonstrated promising end-of-treatment viral suppression in HIV/HCV coinfected patients and high cure rates in people with hepatitis C alone, according to findings from the C-WORTHY study presented at recent conferences.

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CROI 2014: Daclatasvir + Simeprevir Effective Against Hepatitis C Genotype 1b

An all-oral regimen of daclatasvir plus simeprevir, without interferon or ribavirin, led to sustained response in 85% to 95% of patients with hepatitis C genotype 1b, but this combination did not work well against genotype 1a, researchers reported last week at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014) in Boston.

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APASL 2014: Latest Hepatitis C Treatments Offer Good News for HIV/HCV Coinfected People

People coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C are at risk of faster liver disease progression, so they stand to benefit even more from new direct-acting antiviral therapies that could cure hepatitis C as effectively and be equally well-tolerated in HIV/HCV coinfected and HCV monoinfected patients, Gregory Dore said at the 23rd Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL 2014) last week in Brisbane.

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Coverage of the 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014), March 3-6, 2014, in Boston.

Conference highlights include new treatments for hepatitis C, HIV experimental therapies and treatment strategies, HIV cure research, HIV-related conditions, treatment as prevention and PrEP, and HIV/HCV coinfection.

Full listing by topic

Selected presentations and slide webcasts 

3/9/14

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