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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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AASLD 2017: Daily Aspirin Linked to Lower Liver Cancer Risk for Hepatitis B Patients

People with hepatitis B virus (HBV) who took an aspirin a day -- often recommended to help prevent cardiovascular disease -- had a lower risk of developing liver cancer, according to a study from Taiwan presented at the 2017 AASLD Liver Meeting last week in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Approves New Hepatitis B Vaccine as Public Health Agencies Update Guidelines

On November 9 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) approved Heplisav-B, a new vaccine that provides protection against all known subtypes of hepatitis B virus (HBV) with 2 rather than 3 doses, which is expected to reduce the number of people who do not complete the vaccine series.

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FDA Approves Nivolumab Immunotherapy for Liver Cancer

In September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval for nivolumab (Opdivo), an immunotherapy drug that restores T-cell anti-tumor activity, for people with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

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Coverage of the 2017 AASLD Liver Meeting

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

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FDA Approves Nivolumab Immunotherapy for Liver Cancer

In September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administrationgranted accelerated approval for nivolumab (Opdivo), an immunotherapy drug that restores T-cell anti-tumor activity, for people with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

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