IDSA, AASLD to collaborate on HCV clinical recommendations

July 29, 2013
The Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases will collaborate to develop guidelines for…
In the Journals

Futility, discontinuation of HCV therapy more common in practice than clinical trials

July 26, 2013
Patients with hepatitis C treated with direct-acting antivirals in routine practice were more likely to experience early discontinuation or futility…
In the Journals

Temperature increase after interferon-based HCV treatment linked to virological response

July 25, 2013
A temperature increase after a pegylated interferon injection for treating hepatitis C was associated with virological response among those with a…

WHO urges government action against hepatitis

July 25, 2013
WHO has released a global policy report on the prevention and control of hepatitis in member states. The report contains information from a survey of…
In the Journals

No link between neutropenia, infection during interferon-based therapy in HIV/HCV coinfection

July 19, 2013
Patients with HIV and HCV who experience neutropenia during therapy with pegylated interferon and ribavirin are no more likely to develop infection…
In the Journals

HCV decline associated with needle and syringe programs

July 18, 2013
There was a significant reduction in hepatitis C incidence in Australia among injection drug users who attended needle and syringe programs…
In the Journals

Occult, overt HBV coinfection predictive of outcomes from HCV-associated HCC

July 16, 2013
Disease-free survival after surgical treatment of hepatitis C-associated hepatocellular carcinoma was significantly influenced by occult or overt…

CDC, Quest Diagnostics collaborate to improve HCV detection, intervention

July 12, 2013
The CDC will partner with Quest Diagnostics in an attempt to improve screening, diagnosis and intervention practices for patients with hepatitis C…
In the Journals

Marijuana not associated with liver disease progression in HIV/HCV coinfection

July 10, 2013
Smoking marijuana did not lead to liver disease progression among people coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C, researchers from McGill University have…
Meeting News Coverage

Liver stiffness more predictive of decompensation than biopsy results in HIV/HCV coinfection

July 9, 2013
Liver stiffness measurement is similarly predictive of overall mortality and more predictive of decompensation than liver biopsy results among…