‘Virus-cracking’ molecules advance fight against hepatitis B
Researchers have found that certain molecules — currently under clinical trial — are able to ‘crack’ the protective shell of the hepatitis B virus, suggesting it may be possible to attack the virus after its already taken hold in the body. There is currently no cure for the virus, which can cause liver failure and cancer.
Harm reduction scale-up needed to eliminate HCV in people who inject drugs, European model predicts
Smoking reduces survival after liver cancer diagnosis for people with viral hepatitis
Twelve people face court for feeding homeless in California
Hepatitis C treatment highly effective in harder-to-treat people with HIV co-infection, Spanish real-life study shows
Medieval Mummy Was Infected With Hepatitis B
HCV Genotype 6 Responds to 8-Week Oral Treatment
Hepatitis C Genotypes – Topic Overview
Six major strains (genotypes) of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) cause infection. You may be infected with more than one genotype at a time.
- Genotype 1 is the most common strain in the United States.
- Genotypes 1, 2, and 3 are found worldwide.
- Genotype 4 is found throughout northern Africa.
- Genotype 5 commonly is found in South Africa.
- Genotype 6 is common in Asia.
Genotype testing is done with a blood test.
Should uninfected patients accept hepatitis C-infected livers to reduce waiting time?
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No Link Between Hep C Treatment With DAAs and Liver Cancer Risk
Fatty Liver Disease Is Linked to Liver, Colorectal and Breast Cancer
Liver Cancer Risk Higher for People With Well-Treated Hep B Versus Hep C
More work and lower drug prices are needed to eliminate hepatitis C worldwide
Alcohol Use and Metabolic Factors Work in Concert to Drive Liver Disease
In Australia, STIs Are Up, the HIV Rate Is Stable and Hep C Cures Abound
Global progress towards hepatitis C elimination still blocked by cost of treatment, lack of diagnosis
UK elimination of hepatitis C in jeopardy unless more patients found
Hepatitis C test-and-treat programme reduces HCV by two-thirds among men who have sex with men in Swiss HIV Cohort
High rate of hepatitis C reinfection in German men who have sex with men
Maviret cures most people with HCV genotype 3 and those with cirrhosis
Curing Hepatitis C is Linked to a Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
HCV infection is rising among HIV-positive gay men in San Diego
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