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EASL 2017: Hepatitis C Treatment Allows 1 in 4 to Come Off Liver Transplant Waiting List

Around a quarter of people with hepatitis C and decompensated cirrhosis came off liver transplant waiting lists in Europe after direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment, and very few had any subsequent liver-related problems during 15 months of follow-up, Luca Belli reported on behalf of the ELITA study investigators at the EASL International Liver Congress last month in Amsterdam.

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Coverage of the 2017 EASL International Liver Congress

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 2017 International Liver Congress, annual meeting of the European Society for the Study of the Liver, April 19-23, 2017, in Amsterdam.

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EASL 2017: Children with Hepatitis C Respond Well to Sofosbuvir/Ledipasvir

Almost all children age 6 to 11 with hepatitis C who were treated with a half-strength tablet of sofosbuvir/ledipasvir were cured, which is important as some of them had advanced liver damage even at that young age, according to a presentation at the at the EASL International Liver Congress this week in Amsterdam.

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Coverage of the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, February 13-16, 2017, in Seattle.

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Antiretroviral Therapy and Treatment Strategies

HIV Cure Research

HIV Prevention

HIV-Related Conditions and Complications

HIV Epidemiology and Access to Care

Hepatitis C and HIV/HCV Coinfection

Tuberculosis

 

EASL 2017: AbbVie Combination Cures Most People with Genotype 3 Hepatitis C

AbbVie's pangenotypic direct-acting antiviral combination of 2 drugs cured 95% of people with early-stage genotype 3 hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, the hardest genotype to treat, according to results of the ENDURANCE-3 trial presented at the EASL International Liver Congress this week in Amsterdam.

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Coverage of the 2017 EASL International Liver Conference

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 2017 International Liver Congress, annual meeting of the European Society for the Study of the Liver (EASL), April 19-23, 2017, in Amsterdam

Full coverage listing by topic

International Liver Congress website

4/30/17

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EASL 2017: Curing Hepatitis C Reduces Cardiovascular Risk

Curing hepatitis C reduces the risk of cardiovascular events in people with compensated cirrhosis, according to a large French study presented this week at the International Liver Congress in Amsterdam.

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EASL 2017: New AbbVie Hepatitis C Combination Cures 99% of People with Cirrhosis

A new pangenotypic direct-acting antiviral combination developed by AbbVie is highly effective in curing hepatitis C in people with cirrhosis, achieving a 99% cure rate after 12 weeks of treatment with minimal side effects, Xavier Forns reported on behalf of the EXPEDITION-1 study investigators at the International Liver Congress this week in Amsterdam.

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EASL 2017: European HCV Treatment Access Survey Shows Big Variations in Eligibility

England, Malta, Slovakia, Hungary, and Croatia have the tightest restrictions on who can receive direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment for hepatitis C, while France, Ireland, Portugal, Germany, Poland, and the Netherlands are the least restrictive, according to research presented at the International Liver Congress this week in in Amsterdam, the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL).

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