HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 2015 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Liver Meeting in San Francisco, November 13-17, 2015.
Conference highlights include interferon-free therapy for hepatitis C, treatment for difficult-to-treat populations including people with HCV genotype 3 and liver cirrhosis, hepatitis B prevention and treatment, and management of advanced liver disease.
Response-guided therapy using an all-oral regimen of 3 direct-acting antivirals cured a majority of easier-to-treat genotype 1b hepatitis C patients in just 3 weeks, according to results from the small SODAPI pilot study, presented in a late-breaking poster at the AASLD Liver Meeting last week in San Francisco. Further research will be needed to see if these promising results hold for larger patient populations.
HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015), July 19-22, in Vancouver, Canada.
Conference highlights include HIV treatment as prevention, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), new antiretroviral therapies, HIV cure research, hepatitis C and HIV/HCV coinfection, and global scale-up of prevention and treatment.