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HIV treatment choice affects improvement in liver after hepatitis C cure

People with HIV who were cured of hepatitis C experienced greater reductions in liver stiffness if they were taking an antiretroviral regimen that contained a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI), Spanish researchers report in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. Curing hepatitis C infection with direct-acting antiviral treatment can result in improvements in liver health if… Read More »

Bowel cancer deaths could rise after COVID

The COVID 19 pandemic could have deadly consequences for bowel cancer patients. Research has found that without catch-up screening, a six-month disruption in preventative procedures will lead to an additional 1961 deaths in Australia. The research by Bowel Cancer Australia and published in the medical journal the Lancet, highlighted the impact the pandemic has had… Read More »

What happens after curing hepatitis C? Avoiding, minimising or accepting the risks of re-infection

Swiss men living with HIV approach the risk of re-infection with hepatitis C after cure in different ways, based on recent qualitative research by Dr Patrizia Künzler-Heule and colleagues from the Universities of Basel and Zurich. They describe three distinct groups: those who choose to avoid risks and aim not to get re-infected, those who… Read More »