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February

ScienceDaily

‘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.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180206151854.htm

 

 

Harm reduction scale-up needed to eliminate HCV in people who inject drugs, European model predicts

http://www.aidsmap.com/Harm-reduction-scale-up-needed-to-eliminate-HCV-in-people-who-inject-drugs-European-model-predicts/page/3213087/

 

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January

Smoking reduces survival after liver cancer diagnosis for people with viral hepatitis

http://www.aidsmap.com/Smoking-reduces-survival-after-liver-cancer-diagnosis-for-people-with-viral-hepatitis/page/3208314/

 

Twelve people face court for feeding homeless in California

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/hepatitis-a-outbreak-california-san-diego-feeding-homeless-el-cajon-sharing-food-public-places-a8162356.html

 

Hepatitis C treatment highly effective in harder-to-treat people with HIV co-infection, Spanish real-life study shows

http://www.aidsmap.com/Hepatitis-C-treatment-highly-effective-in-harder-to-treat-people-with-HIV-co-infection-Spanish-real-life-study-shows/page/3207632/

 

Medieval Mummy Was Infected With Hepatitis B

https://www.hepmag.com/article/medieval-mummy-infected-hepatitis-b

 

HCV Genotype 6 Responds to 8-Week Oral Treatment

http://www.mdmag.com/medical-news/hcv-genotype-6-responds-to-8week-oral-treatment

 

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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.

https://www.webmd.com/hepatitis/tc/hepatitis-c-genotypes-topic-overview

 

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December

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Should uninfected patients accept hepatitis C-infected livers to reduce waiting time?

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-12/mgh-sup121917.php

 

Hep C Is Linked to Kidney Disease but Treatment Mitigates the Risk

https://www.hepmag.com/article/hep-c-linked-kidney-disease-treatment-mitigates-risk

 

No Link Between Hep C Treatment With DAAs and Liver Cancer Risk

https://www.hepmag.com/article/link-hep-c-treatment-daas-liver-cancer-risk

 

Fatty Liver Disease Is Linked to Liver, Colorectal and Breast Cancer

https://www.hepmag.com/article/fatty-liver-disease-linked-liver-colorectal-breast-cancer

 

Liver Cancer Risk Higher for People With Well-Treated Hep B Versus Hep C

 

https://www.hepmag.com/article/liver-cancer-risk-higher-people-welltreated-hep-b-versus-hep-c

 

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November

More work and lower drug prices are needed to eliminate hepatitis C worldwide

http://www.aidsmap.com/More-work-and-lower-drug-prices-are-needed-to-eliminate-hepatitis-C-worldwide/page/3193848/

 

Alcohol Use and Metabolic Factors Work in Concert to Drive Liver Disease

https://www.hepmag.com/article/alcohol-use-metabolic-factors-work-concert-drive-liver-disease

 

In Australia, STIs Are Up, the HIV Rate Is Stable and Hep C Cures Abound

https://www.hepmag.com/article/australia-stis-hiv-rate-stable-hep-c-cures-abound

 

Global progress towards hepatitis C elimination still blocked by cost of treatment, lack of diagnosis

http://www.aidsmap.com/Global-progress-towards-hepatitis-C-elimination-still-blocked-by-cost-of-treatment-lack-of-diagnosis/page/3187244/

 

UK elimination of hepatitis C in jeopardy unless more patients found

http://www.aidsmap.com/UK-elimination-of-hepatitis-C-in-jeopardy-unless-more-patients-found/page/3187127/

 

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October

Hepatitis C test-and-treat programme reduces HCV by two-thirds among men who have sex with men in Swiss HIV Cohort

http://www.aidsmap.com/Hepatitis-C-test-and-treat-programme-reduces-HCV-by-two-thirds-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-Swiss-HIV-Cohort/page/3186210/

 

High rate of hepatitis C reinfection in German men who have sex with men

http://www.aidsmap.com/High-rate-of-hepatitis-C-reinfection-in-German-men-who-have-sex-with-men/page/3185713/

 

Maviret cures most people with HCV genotype 3 and those with cirrhosis

http://www.aidsmap.com/iMavireti-cures-most-people-with-HCV-genotype-3-and-those-with-cirrhosis/page/3183352/

 

Curing Hepatitis C is Linked to a Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

https://www.hepmag.com/article/curing-hepatitis-c-linked-lower-risk-type-2-diabetes

 

HCV infection is rising among HIV-positive gay men in San Diego

http://www.aidsmap.com/HCV-infection-is-rising-among-HIV-positive-gay-men-in-San-Diego/page/3183387/

 

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