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Know Your Drugs and Classes of HCV Treatment Img
Hepatitis C

Know Your Drugs and Classes of HCV Treatment

There are several emerging treatments for hepatitis C virus. Here is a brief guide to some drugs and the classes to which they belong.

Isentress HD: A New Once-Daily Formulation of Raltegravir Approved in Canada Img

Isentress HD: A New Once-Daily Formulation of Raltegravir Approved in Canada

In late June 2017, Health Canada licensed the sale and use of a new formulation of the anti-HIV drug raltegravir (Isentress) as part of the treatment of HIV.

Depression and Anxiety Not Barriers to HCV Treatment Success Img
Hepatitis C

Depression and Anxiety Not Barriers to HCV Treatment Success

Researchers in San Diego, Calif., said that having both "mental health and substance diagnoses" was not a barrier to successful HCV treatment.

Services for People With HCV Who Use Homeless Shelters Img
Hepatitis C

Services for People With HCV Who Use Homeless Shelters

For homeless people who may be reluctant to engage with hospital-based services, researchers in Brighton, England established a liver monitoring and care service located in the community that focused on people 40 years and older.

Improvements in Mood and Energy After Successful HCV Treatments Img
Hepatitis C

Improvements in Mood and Energy After Successful HCV Treatments

Researchers conducted a study to assess the impact of direct-acting antivirals on issues such as mood and factors affected by mood, such as physical activity and fatigue.

Better Blood Sugar Control in People With Diabetes After HCV Has Been Cured Img
Hepatitis C

Better Blood Sugar Control in People With Diabetes After HCV Has Been Cured

Researchers found that people who were cured of hepatitis C virus underwent "significant improvement" in blood sugar levels and in many cases participants' doctors were able to reduce the dose of medicines used to help control blood sugar.

Canadian Study Finds Increased Risk of Death Among HIV-Positive Indigenous People Img
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Canadian Study Finds Increased Risk of Death Among HIV-Positive Indigenous People

Researchers found that HIV-positive Indigenous people who were prescribed antiretroviral therapy continued to have elevated rates of death compared to non-Indigenous people.

Ask the Experts: Managing Multiple Conditions Img

Ask the Experts: Managing Multiple Conditions

A doctor, a pharmacist and a person who juggles multiple conditions reflect on the challenges and offer their best advice.

Research Roundup: A Decade of Seminal HIV Studies Img
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Research Roundup: A Decade of Seminal HIV Studies

In the past decade, there have been tremendous advances in HIV research, arguably more so than for any other infectious disease. Here's a quick tour through some of the most influential findings of the past 10 years.

Shame Canada: Canadian Task Force Ignores Expert Advice in New Hepatitis C Screening Guidelines Img
Hepatitis C

Shame Canada: Canadian Task Force Ignores Expert Advice in New Hepatitis C Screening Guidelines

"The new screening guidelines ignore expert advice regarding who should be tested for hep C, setting a dangerous public health policy where dollars come first and the health of Canadians comes last."