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For many people, blood tests do not immediately normalize after hepatitis C cure and can take several years to do so.
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.
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.
Researchers studying quality of life for people with HIV over 50 found that 58% of study participants experienced some degree of loneliness.
For people who used cocaine after being cured of HCV, the health of their kidneys declined at a relatively rapid pace.
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...
Doctors in Toronto did something novel: They prescribed post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) in advance so that in case of potential exposure patients can initiate PEP on their own and then subsequently seek medical attention.
As more people start HIV treatment, researchers are exploring ways to cut costs. Single tablets can be replaced by a few pills comprising cheaper generic drugs.
Researchers found that people taking common combinations of HIV drugs had increases in weight and body mass index, and those who were relatively thin or older prior to starting therapy were most likely to gain weight.
Researchers found that a large proportion of men felt the need to conceal their use of PrEP from friends, family and sexual partners because of attitudes toward PrEP use.