I got some great news last week—freedom from a long-standing heavy issue.
Remember when I wrote about that thing I have? If not, you can go… 1,014 more words
Today, Irish AIDS Day, 15th June 2016, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh, launches a campaign highlighting the increased risk of HIV infection amongst people who inject drugs, particularly ‘snow blow’. 581 more words
The arrival of the new Direct Acting Antiviral treatments for Hepatitis C (HCV) has given this year’s World Hepatitis Day (July 28th) a more optimistic flavour. 84 more words
RECOMMENDATIONSEMA Expands Review of New HCV DrugsNew Hep C Treatments Cause Adverse Effects in the ElderlyNew Treatments Not Enough to Eliminate Hepatitis CMy AlertsClick the topic below to receive emails when new articles are available.Add “Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)”RELATED DRUGS & DISEASESHepatitis CChronic Hepatitis C PathologyPediatric Hepatitis CIn this cohort, 237 patients were infected with hepatitis C genotype 1, 191 had received previous antiviral treatment, and 59 had been successfully treated for hepatocellular carcinoma.Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography and CT scans or MRIs were performed at baseline to exclude active hepatocellular carcinoma, and then again 12 and 24 weeks after treatment.During the follow-up period, 26 of the 344 patients (7.6%) were diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma. 536 more words
People treated for hepatitis C have unexpectedly high rate of liver cancer recurrenceLiz HighleymanProduced in collaboration with hivandhepatitis.comPublished: 29 April 2016Hepatitis C patients with cirrhosis who were treated with direct-acting antivirals had about twice the expected likelihood of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), with the excess risk seen in people with a previous history of HCC, according to research presented at the recent 2016 International Liver Congress in Barcelona. 683 more words
Hepatitis C therapy improves quality of life for people who inject drugs, but reinfection risk remainsKeith AlcornProduced in collaboration with hivandhepatitis.comPublished: 06 May 2016Jump toHCV reinfectionReferencesPeople on opiate substitution therapy can be successfully treated with grazoprevir/elbasvir (Zepatier), leading to improvements in some aspects of quality of life, according to findings from the C-EDGE CO-STAR study presented at the 2016 International Liver Congress last month in Barcelona. 686 more words
AND THEY WONDER WHY I AM HESITANT.
BARCELONA, Spain — In a surprising number of patients with hepatitis C and cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma develops within weeks of starting treatment with direct-acting antivirals, new research suggests.”I do not think that direct-acting antivirals are directly responsible,” said lead investigator Stefano Brillanti, MD, from the University of Bologna, Italy.”The hypothesis is that immune surveillance may be reduced too rapidly,” he told Medscape Medical News. 48 more words