Tag Archives: Hepatitis

Liver transplant outcomes improve in people with HIV and hepatitis C

Survival after a liver transplant has improved significantly in people with HIV and hepatitis C coinfection since the introduction of direct-acting antiviral treatment for hepatitis C, US researchers report in the journal Transplantation Direct. Due to faster progression of liver damage in people coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C, people with both viruses are especially… Read More »

What happens after curing hepatitis C? Avoiding, minimising or accepting the risks of re-infection

Swiss men living with HIV approach the risk of re-infection with hepatitis C after cure in different ways, based on recent qualitative research by Dr Patrizia Künzler-Heule and colleagues from the Universities of Basel and Zurich. They describe three distinct groups: those who choose to avoid risks and aim not to get re-infected, those who… Read More »

What is Viral Hepatitis?

What causes it? Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Hepatitis C Hepatitis A virus Hepatitis B virus Hepatitis C virus Number of U.S. cases Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Hepatitis C About 24,900 new infections each year About 22,600 new infections in 2018 Estimated 862,000 people living with hepatitis B About 50,300 new infections in 2018 Estimated 2.4… Read More »

Hepatitis C screening among PrEP users could eliminate hepatitis C infections in gay men in the UK

Increasing the frequency of hepatitis C screening in gay and bisexual men taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the United Kingdom has the potential to reduce new hepatitis C infections in the UK by 2030, especially if the proportion of men taking PrEP increases to 25%, researchers report in the journal EClinical Medicine. Background Hepatitis C… Read More »

Hepatitis C-infected kidneys are safe and work as well as uninfected organs, study finds

Hepatitis C-infected kidneys are safe and work as well as uninfected organs, study finds For years, most transplant centers discarded kidneys infected with hepatitis C over fears the recipients would have lower survival rates Since 2015, there are three times as many centers using infected kidneys thanks to new antiviral treatments   Researchers looked at hepatitis C-infected… Read More »