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Researchers Recommend Screening All People With HIV for Elevated Liver Function Values

Authors of a literature review note the high prevalence of liver disease among people with HIV and recommend a step-by-step approach to management.

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Antiviral Stewardship Program Reduces Medication Errors at a Veterans Affairs Hospital

When people living with HIV are admitted to a hospital, they may not be able to bring their medications with them, and could be prescribed new medication by a doctor who doesn't understand their complete medical history.

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From Incarceration to Post-Release, Local Programs Improve Inmate Care for HIV and Hepatitis C

Two models, one from Washington State and another from Los Angeles County, can be duplicated elsewhere to get people into care, experts say.

This Week in HIV Research: Rethinking PrEP Guidelines

Alternate PrEP guideline recommendations; partner notification and onward HIV transmission; shifting causes of death among HIV/HCV-coinfected people; correlates of lower adherence among people on methadone maintenance.

This Week in HIV Research: Getting Smart(Phone) About HIV Detection

A cellphone attachment that detects HIV RNA; HIV-2 does indeed often progress to AIDS; CD4 count declines and incident hepatitis C coinfection; the global demographics of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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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.

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Marijuana Use Tied to Lower Insulin Resistance Risk in HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients

HIV/HCV-coinfected patients in a French cohort had 60% lower odds of insulin resistance, according to a large longitudinal analysis, with almost half of them having insulin resistance and almost half reporting marijuana use.

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HealthWise: Hepatitis C and Pain -- Part 1

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimates that around 100 million Americans have pain. Compare this to the three million Americans living with hepatitis C (HCV). How do you know if HCV or something else is causing the pain?

Dietary Cholesterol Promotes Progression in Hepatitis C

Results of a study by Lei Yu of the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues indicate that patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection should avoid eating foods with cholesterol, which is present in me...

New Mexico: Tele-Treatments -- Video Talks Keep Medical Providers in the Know

Since 2003, a University of New Mexico (UNM) program has brought primary care clinicians from across the state together for weekly video teleconferences to improve treatment outcomes for hepatitis C patients. "The goal of this model was to treat hep...