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Conversations on HIV-Related Stigma and Curing HCV Coinfection Img

Conversations on HIV-Related Stigma and Curing HCV Coinfection

HIV.gov shares their conversations with several presenters and participants at USCA 2017 about HIV-related stigma and curing hepatitis C coinfection among people living with HIV.

Kids With Hepatitis C Get New Drugs and Coverage May Prove Easier Than for Adults Img

Kids With Hepatitis C Get New Drugs and Coverage May Prove Easier Than for Adults

With the approval this month of two drugs to treat hepatitis C in children, these often overlooked victims of the opioid epidemic have a better chance at a cure.

HIV and Hepatitis C Are No Longer the Most Serious Infectious Threats to People Who Inject Drugs Img

HIV and Hepatitis C Are No Longer the Most Serious Infectious Threats to People Who Inject Drugs

Endocarditis and other invasive bacterial infections are not nearly as feared as HIV and HCV, despite the fact that the former are far more immediately life threatening and way more difficult to treat.

Updates to the Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents Img

Updates to the Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

Among the updates are the addition of hepatitis C drugs and rewritten recommendations for various types of coccidioidomycosis.

Project Inform Launches New Provider Toolkit for Screening Hepatitis C in People Who Inject Drugs Img

Project Inform Launches New Provider Toolkit for Screening Hepatitis C in People Who Inject Drugs

Hepatitis C Infection and People Who Inject Drugs is a new resource for medical providers aimed at improving the health of people who inject drugs.

A New Meningitis Screening Test Could Help Cut South Africa's HIV/AIDS Death Toll Img

A New Meningitis Screening Test Could Help Cut South Africa's HIV/AIDS Death Toll

South Africa has launched the world's largest national screening program to detect cryptococcal meningitis -- an AIDS-defining infection -- sooner than it would have been picked up in the past.

High Hepatitis C Cure Rates With Harvoni and Viekira Pak in Veterans With Genotype 1 Img

High Hepatitis C Cure Rates With Harvoni and Viekira Pak in Veterans With Genotype 1

Hepatitis C regimens containing ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (Harvoni) or paritaprevir/ritonavir/ombitasvir and dasabuvir (Viekira Pak) cured almost 17,500 patients in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system.

Exercise Plus Statin Yields Enhanced Benefits Img

Exercise Plus Statin Yields Enhanced Benefits

Saturn study researchers found that participants who reported to have engaged in "at least two and a half hours of moderate-intensity exercise per week were likely to experience lower levels of inflammation and [improved cardiovascular health]."

Stigma and Empty Wallets Make HIV Positive People Carry on Despite Pain Img

Stigma and Empty Wallets Make HIV Positive People Carry on Despite Pain

Up to three quarters of people living with HIV suffer from pain. The Conversation Africa spoke to Antonia Wadley about research that measured activity and resilience among people living with HIV and pain.