Coinfection

IAS 2013: People with HBV or HCV Coinfection May Not Respond as Well to HIV Treatment

HIV positive people with hepatitis B or C coinfection in Asia had lower CD4 T-cell counts, saw smaller CD4 cell gains after starting antiretroviral therapy, and had a higher risk of death, researchers reported at the recent 7th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) in Kuala Lumpur.

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CROI 2013: Dually Active Antiretroviral Therapy Protects Against Primary Hepatitis B Infection

Use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) that includes drugs active against both hepatitis B virus (HBV) and HIV reduces the risk that HIV positive people will become infected with HBV -- in effect acting as HBV PrEP -- according to a study presented at the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013) this week in Atlanta.

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FDA: Do Not Mix Hepatitis B Drug Adefovir with Stribild HIV Combo Pill

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week announced an update to the label information for adefovir dipivoxil (Hepsera), adding the 4-in-1 antiretroviral combination pill Stribild (elvitegravir/cobicistat/tenofovir/emtricitabine) to the list of other products that should not be co-administered with adefovir.alt

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Coverage of the 2013 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013), March 3-6, 2013, in Atlanta.

Conference highlights include HIV experimental therapies and treatment strategies, HIV cure research, HIV-related conditions and complications, treatment as prevention and PrEP, new treatments for hepatitis C, and HIV/HBV and HIV/HCV coinfection.

Full listing by topic

HIVandHepatitis.com CROI 2013 conference section

3/4/13

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Coverage of the 2012 AASLD Liver Meeting

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD 2012) in Boston, November 9-13, 2012.

Conference highlights include treatment for hepatitis B and C, new direct-acting HCV drugs, interferon-free hepatitis C therapy, management of liver disease complications, HIV/HBV and HIV/HCV coinfection, and prevention and treatment of hepatocellular carcioma.

Full listing by topic

HIVandHepatitis.com AASLD 2012 conference section

11/13/12

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CROI 2013: Retrovirus Conference Starts Sunday in Atlanta

The 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013) kicks off Sunday, March 3, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. HIVandHepatitis.com will be on site next week to bring you breaking news coverage on HIV and hepatitis C.

Look for reports from the HIVandHepatitis.com team and our content partners at NAM/Aidsmap.com starting Monday. Sign up for our email newsletter to get the latest headlines and follow us on Twitter @HIVandHepatitis.alt

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Liver Meeting Highlights: New Hep C Drugs, NAFLD, Liver Cancer, Acetaminophen Toxicity, Benefits of Coffee

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Liver Meeting is the premier annual U.S. conference on althepatology, covering all aspects of liver disease including viral hepatitis, fatty liver, hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver transplantation. Kicking off the meeting on Saturday, AASLD President Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao offered a media overview of some highlights selected from the more than 2000 abstracts to be presented during the week.

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Tenofovir plus Emtricitabine or Lamivudine Does Not Always Suppress Hepatitis B in HIV/HBV Coinfected

HIV/HBV coinfected people with high hepatitis B virus (HBV) levels and those who are HBeAg positive are at greater risk of not achieving HBV suppression after a year on tenofovir plus emtricitabine or lamivudine, but most did so eventually, researchers reported in the February 21, 2013, advance online edition of AIDS.

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AASLD Liver Meeting Starts this Weekend in Boston

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) annual Liver Meeting is underway, running November 9-13 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. The AASLD meeting each fall and the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) International Liver Congress each spring are the premier events for presentation of the latest data on treatment for hepatitis B and C.alt

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