Coinfection

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.

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The Liver Meeting website

11/30/17

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EACS 2017: Hepatitis C Halved among Spanish People with HIV Thanks to HCV Treatment

Spain is making dramatic progress towards eliminating hepatitis C among people living with HIV because of widespread use of direct-acting antivirals, Juan Berenguer of Hospital Gregorio Marañón in Madrid reported last week at the 16th European AIDS Conference (EACS 2017) in Milan.

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Coverage of the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic infections (CROI 2017), February 13-16, 2017, in Seattle.

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CROI website

4/16/17

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IAS 2017: Glecaprevir/ Pibrentasvir Effective for People with HIV/HCV Coinfection

AbbVie's new 8-week pangenotypic regimen combining glecaprevir and pibrentasvir cured almost all HIV-positive people with hepatitis C coinfection in the EXPEDITION-2 study, according to a presentation at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) last month in Paris.

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CROI 2017: Higher than Expected HCV Prevalence Among HIV- Gay Men in Amsterdam PrEP Program

An unexpectedly high number of HIV-negative gay and bisexual men taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in Amsterdam were found to have hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, suggesting HCV is being transmitted sexually between men with and without HIV, according to a presentation last month at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle.

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IAS 2017: Hepatitis C treatment is Effective and Feasible in Africa

Treatment for hepatitis C in sub-Saharan Africa can produce cure rates as high as those seen in industrialized countries, with high adherence and minimal side effects, according to a presentation this week at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) in Paris.

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CROI 2017: DAA Therapy Cures HIV/HCV Coinfected People with Decompensated Cirrhosis or Transplants

HIV/HCV coinfected people with liver cirrhosis or liver failure, and those who received liver transplants, saw high rates of sustained virological response using interferon-free direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy for hepatitis C, according to 3 Spanish studies presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections last month in Seattle.

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Coverage of the 2017 Harm Reduction International Conference

HIVand Hepatitis.com coverage of the 2017 Harm Reduction International Conference, May 14-17, 2017, in Montreal.

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HR17 website

5/31/17

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CROI 2017: Glecaprevir/ Pibrentasvir for HCV Can Be Safely Administered with Common Antiretrovirals

AbbVie's investigational glecaprevir/pibrentasvir treatment for hepatitis C is not expected to interact with or require dose adjustment when taken with commonly used antiretroviral regimens, offering a new option for HIV/HCV coinfected people, according to a study presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections this month in Seattle.

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