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AASLD 2017: More Work and Lower Drug Prices Needed to Eliminate Hepatitis C Worldwide

Eliminating hepatitis C virus (HCV) as a global public health concern is feasible, but to do so more people need to be tested and treated, and prices of direct-acting antivirals need to come down, according to presentations at the AASLD Liver Meeting last month in Washington, DC.

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AASLD 2017: Sofosbuvir/Ledipasvir for 8 Weeks Cures Acute HCV in People with HIV

An 8-week course of sofosbuvir/ledipasvir (Harvoni) led to sustained response in all HIV-positive with genotype 1 or 4 acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the SWIFT-C study, according to a reportat the AASLD Liver Meeting last month in Washington, DC.

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Coverage of the 2017 AASLD Liver Meeting

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 2017 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Liver Meeting in Washington, DC, October 20-24, 2017.

Conference highlights include direct-acting antiviral therapy for difficult-to-treat people with hepatitis C, novel hepatitis B agents, complications of viral hepatitis, and NAFLD/NASH.

Full coverage listing by topic

The Liver Meeting website

11/30/17

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AASLD 2017: Sofosbuvir/Ledipasvir for 8 Weeks Cures Acute HCV in People with HIV

An 8-week course of sofosbuvir/ledipasvir (Harvoni) led to sustained response in all HIV-positive with genotype 1 or 4 acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the SWIFT-C study, according to a reportat the AASLD Liver Meeting last month in Washington, DC.

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AASLD 2017: Curing Hepatitis C Leads to Improved Quality of Life

People who were cured of hepatitis C with direct-acting antivirals had sustained improvements in their health-related quality of life, including both physical and mental health measures, according to study results presented at the AASLD Liver Meeting last week in Washington, DC.

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