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Hepatitis C (HCV) Initial Treatment Recommendations: A Closer Look at the Options

Although several HCV drugs can cure almost all infections regardless of viral genotype, picking the right drug will depend on each patient's medical history, level of liver damage, and coinfections.

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Montreal Researchers Explore Cannabis Use Among People With HIV and Hepatitis C

Montreal scientists found that 88% of cannabis users had an undetectable viral load. This suggests that a very large majority of cannabis users did not have problems adhering to antiretroviral therapy.

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Research

Test-and-Treat for Hepatitis C: What Are the Obstacles?

A series of studies aim to determine whether test-and-treat strategies can be implemented for people with hepatitis C, much like programs for people living with HIV.

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News Analysis

We Have a Cure for Hepatitis C. Why Are Rates So High?

An in-depth update on what we know about HCV risk, symptoms, screening, outcomes, and treatment (including financial barriers).

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News Analysis

Trends in Deaths Among People With Hepatitis C Virus in British Columbia

A new study puts numbers to increasingly divergent trends in liver-related deaths vs. injection-related deaths in recent years, highlighting both the success of modern HCV treatment and the devastating effects of the opioid crisis.

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Underwhelming Results From Hepatitis C Vaccine Trial

The 548-person U.S. study found that chronic hepatitis C infection occurred among an identical number of people who received the experimental vaccine compared to people who received a placebo.

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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.

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Overdoses and Smoking Are Taking the Lives of People With HIV Who Have Been Cured of Hepatitis C

"Providing HCV treatment alone while neglecting to concurrently address the social determinants of health will do little to improve the health outcomes of the majority of individuals with chronic HCV," the study authors wrote.

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Hepatitis C

New State-Level Maps from HepVu Show Impact of Hepatitis C Epidemic Across the U.S.

The data also reveals an estimated 2.3 million people living with HCV infection in the U.S. between 2013 and 2016, with a high burden in the West and in some Appalachian states.

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C Treatment Slashes Risk of Cancer and Improves Life Expectancy, Study Finds

Prior studies have indicated that hepatitis C direct-acting antivirals reduce the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, but this is the first large prospective study to compare outcomes among treated and untreated patients.

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Hepatitis C

New Professional Resources for Providers to Address HIV/HCV Coinfection

Several new HIV/HCV coinfection resources for the HIV workforce were recently released by partners of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Here's the department's quick roundup.