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AASLD 2016: 6 Weeks of Sofosbuvir/Ledipasvir Cures Genotype 1 Acute Hepatitis C

A short course of sofosbuvir/ledipasvir (Harvoni) taken for 6 weeks cured 100% of HIV-negative people with genotype 1 acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, including those with high viral loads, according to study results presented at the 2016 AASLD Liver Meeting this month in Boston.

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AASLD 2016: Non-Adherence Is Most Important Risk Factor for Sofosbuvir/Ledipasvir Failure

Research carried out by researchers at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York found that non-adherence was the strongest risk factor for treatment failure in people taking sofosbuvir/ledipasvir (Harvoni) to treat hepatitis C. The main reasons cited for non-adherence were failing to take medication as prescribed and hospitalization, according to a report at the 2016 AASLD Liver Meeting in Boston earlier this month.

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Coverage of the 2016 AASLD Liver Meeting

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 2016 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Liver Meeting in Boston, November 11-15, 2016.

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 listing by topic

Liver Meeting 2016 website

11/20/16

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AASLD 2016: Primary Care Providers Can Effectively Treat Patients with Hepatitis C

Primary care providers such as non-specialist physicians and nurse practitioners can be quickly trained to provide direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy for hepatitis C with a high level of treatment success and provider satisfaction, according to a presentation at the 2016 AASLD Liver Meeting this month in Boston.

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AASLD 2016: U.S. Veterans Health System and Australia Show Potential for Rapid Hepatitis C Elimination

If sufficient money is available to pay for direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), the U.S. Veterans Health Administration could cure hepatitis C in the majority of veterans under its care within 3 years, and has already shown it has the capacity to start almost 7000 people on treatment in a single month, George Ioannou of the University of Washington in Seattle reported at the AASLD Liver Meeting last week in Boston.

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