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Providing a Broad Spectrum of Care Helps Reduce the Risk of Re-Infection After HCV Cure Img
Hepatitis C

Providing a Broad Spectrum of Care Helps Reduce the Risk of Re-Infection After HCV Cure

Doctors in Vancouver found that providing relevant health and social services to patients before, during, and after hepatitis C treatment helped to decrease the risk of re-infection.

Continuing Care Needed for HIV-Positive People After Hospitalization for Mental Health Issues Img
People Who Use Drugs

Continuing Care Needed for HIV-Positive People After Hospitalization for Mental Health Issues

Researchers found that in the 90 days after being hospitalized for mental health issues, HIV-positive people were at increased risk for visits to the emergency department because of substance use disorders and were less likely to receive access to me...

Roche to Discontinue Supply of Saquinavir (Invirase) 200 mg Capsule for HIV Img
News

Roche to Discontinue Supply of Saquinavir (Invirase) 200 mg Capsule for HIV

As the demand for this protease inhibitor has decreased significantly over the past 20 years, the manufacturer of saquinavir has announced that it will discontinue the manufacture and supply of the 200 mg capsule version of the drug.

HCV Cure and the Long Road to Recovery Img
Hepatitis C

HCV Cure and the Long Road to Recovery

For many people, blood tests do not immediately normalize after hepatitis C cure and can take several years to do so.

HCV Treatment in Advanced Liver Disease Img
Hepatitis C

HCV Treatment in Advanced Liver Disease

Despite being cured of hepatitis C, "patients with advanced liver disease may still be at considerable risk of [developing symptoms associated with cirrhosis] and liver cancer," according to researchers in the Target Consortium.

Study Finds High Burden of Psychosocial Issues Among PEP Users Img
News

Study Finds High Burden of Psychosocial Issues Among PEP Users

Researchers examining issues facing post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) users found that 74% of study participants had at least one psychosocial issue, including depression and/or problematic drug or alcohol use.

Study Uncovers High Rates of Loneliness Among Older HIV-Positive People Img
Older Adults (Ages 50+)

Study Uncovers High Rates of Loneliness Among Older HIV-Positive People

Researchers studying quality of life for people with HIV over 50 found that 58% of study participants experienced some degree of loneliness.

The Patient as Partner Img
News

The Patient as Partner

Vincent Dumez founded a program that recognizes that a person's experiential knowledge gained from living with a disease is of equal importance to the healthcare professional's scientific knowledge.

After Hepatitis C Cure, Kidney Problems Linked to Cocaine Use Img
Hepatitis C

After Hepatitis C Cure, Kidney Problems Linked to Cocaine Use

For people who used cocaine after being cured of HCV, the health of their kidneys declined at a relatively rapid pace.

Heavy Marijuana Use Linked to Heart Problems in HIV-Positive People Img
Cardiovascular

Heavy Marijuana Use Linked to Heart Problems in HIV-Positive People

Researchers found that heavy marijuana use increased the risk for complications of cardiovascular disease -- including heart attack and stroke -- regardless of whether the study participants also smoked tobacco and regardless of the presence of other...