Coinfection

AASLD Liver Meeting Starts this Weekend in Washington, DC

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) annual Liver Meeting gets underway this Friday, running November 1-5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The highlight of this year's meeting will be numerous presentations on next-generation direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for hepatitis C, now in late stages of development, both as interferon add-ons and in interferon-free regimens.

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Coverage of the 2013 AASLD Liver Meeting

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD 2013) in Boston, November 1-5, 2013.

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.

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10/30/13

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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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ICAAC 2013: Liver Cancer Often Diagnosed Late with Poor Survival in People with HIV

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is frequently diagnosed at an advanced stage in HIV positive people with hepatitis B or C coinfection, contributing to a high mortality rate that has changed little in recent years, according to a report at the recent 53rd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC 2013) in Denver.

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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.

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HIVandHepatitis.com CROI 2013 conference section

3/4/13

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Tenofovir Is Highly Effective for HIV/HBV Coinfection, Meta-analysis Shows

Tenofovir, which has potent activity against both HIV and hepatitis B virus (HBV), is the most effective hepatitis B treatment for HIV/HBV coinfected people, according to a 23-study meta-analysis described in the July 10, 2013, issue of the open-access journal PLoS One. Combining it with emtricitabine did not improve hepatitis B response.

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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.

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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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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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