Coinfection

CROI 2016: HIV/HBV Coinfection Linked to Worse Immune Recovery and Death

HIV-positive people with hepatitis B virus (HBV) coinfection had impaired CD4 cell recovery after starting antiretroviral (ART) and a higher risk of death than those without hepatitis B, but use of ART regimens containing tenofovir significantly reduced mortality, according to a study presented at the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2016)in Boston.

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Coverage of the 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic infections (CROI 2016), February 22-25, 2016, in Boston.

Conference highlights include PrEP and other HIV prevention innovations, new HIV treatment strategies, HIV cure research, the cascade of care, HIV-related conditions, and optimizing therapy for hepatitis C.

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage by topic

CROI website

2/26/16

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IAS 2015: HIV and Hepatitis B Coinfected People Can Safely Switch to Simpler TAF Single-Tablet Regimen

HIV-positive people with hepatitis B virus (HBV) coinfection maintained HIV viral suppression, maintained or achieved HBV suppression, and showed improvements in kidney and bone markers when they switched to a single-tablet regimen containing the integrase inhibitor elvitegravir and a new safer formulation of tenofovir, according to a late-breaking poster presented at the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention last month in Vancouver.

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Coverage of the 2015 AASLD Liver Meeting

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.

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Liver Meeting website

11/23/15

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Coverage of the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic infections (CROI 2015), February 23-26, 2015, in Seattle.

Conference highlights include PrEP and HIV treatment as prevention, hepatitis C treatment for HIV/HCV coinfected people, new antiretroviral drugs, HIV cure research, HIV-related conditions, TB, Ebola virus, and access to care.

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage by topic

CROI website

3/2/15

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Antiretroviral Treatment for HIV Appears to Protect Gay Men Against Hepatitis B

HIV-positive gay and bisexual men who use effective combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) were 80% less likely to become infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) in a large observational study reported in the October 13 Annals of Internal Medicine. The authors emphasize, however, that ART is not a substitute for hepatitis B vaccination.

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CROI 2015: Retrovirus Conference Now Underway in Seattle

The 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) takes place this week, February 23-26, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. CROI focuses on HIV treatment, prevention, and basic science. For the past several years it has also included substantial hepatitis C content, and this year will feature presentations on Ebola virus. HIVandHepatitis.com is on site in Seattle all week bringing you news coverage and Twitter updates (@HIVandHepatitis).

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Tenofovir-containing Regimen Works Better Over Time for HIV/HBV Coinfected People

HIV-positive people coinfected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) who were treated with 2 dually-active drugs -- one of them being tenofovir -- responded about as well as people taking only lamivudine or emtricitabine at 24 weeks, but over the longer term those on tenofovir plus either lamivudine or emtricitabine were more likely to maintain undetectable HBV viral load, according to a study published in a recent edition of AIDS.

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CROI 2015: Retrovirus Conference Starts Monday in Seattle

The 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) takes place next week, February 23-26, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. CROI focuses on HIV treatment, prevention, and basic science. For the past several years it has also included substantial hepatitis C content, and this year will feature presentations on Ebola virus. HIVandHepatitis.com will be on site in Seattle all week bringing you news coverage and Twitter updates (@HIVandHepatitis).

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