• T-Bet Protein Tackles Hepatitis
    A single protein may tip the balance between ridding the body of a dangerous virus and enduring life-long chronic infection, according to a report appearing in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. ...More
    3 days ago Posted in News
  • IDSA, HIVMA Call for State Medicaid Programs to Lift Hepatitis C Prescribing Restrictions
    At a time when curative treatment is available for hepatitis C (HCV), some state Medicaid programs are instituting harmful barriers to the new HCV treatment, including limiting the availability of physicians to treat this growing epidemic by restricting infectious diseases ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Model of Viral Lifecycle Could Help in Finding a Cure for Hepatitis B
    A new technique for studying the lifecycle of the hepatitis B virus could help researchers develop a cure for the disease. In a paper published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Sangeeta Bhatia of MIT and Charles Rice of Rockefeller ...More
    August 4, 2014 Posted in News
  • Study Predicts Hepatitis C Will Become a Rare Disease in 22 Years
    Effective new drugs and screening would make hepatitis C a rare disease by 2036, according to a computer simulation conducted by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. The results of the ...More
    August 4, 2014 Posted in News
  • Hepatitis C Virus Genotype 1 is Most Prevalent Worldwide
    In one of the largest prevalence studies to date, researchers from the U.K. provide national, regional, and global genotype prevalence estimates for the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Findings published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver ...More
    July 28, 2014 Posted in News
  • New Oral Drug Regimens Cure Hardest-to-Treat Hepatitis C
    Two new pill-only antiviral drug regimens could provide shorter, more effective treatment options with fewer side effects for the majority of patients infected with hepatitis C, even those most difficult to treat, according to the results of two studies published in The ...More
    July 28, 2014 Posted in News
  • 1 in 3,000 Blood Donors in England Infected with Hepatitis E
    The first systematic analysis of hepatitis E virus (HEV) transmission by blood components indicates that about 1 in 3,000 donors in England have HEV in their plasma. The findings, published in The Lancet, suggest that around 1,200 HEV-containing blood components (e.g., red ...More
    July 28, 2014 Posted in News
  • WHO Welcomes Global Momentum on Viral Hepatitis
    On World Hepatitis Day, July 28, the World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes new progress in tackling one of the world’s most serious diseases. Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects millions of ...More
    July 24, 2014 Posted in News
  • Hepatitis C Cured in Co-Infected HIV Patients
    A multicenter team of researchers report that in a phase III clinical trial, a combination drug therapy cures chronic hepatitis C in the majority of patients co-infected with both HIV and hepatitis C. "In many settings, hepatitis C is now a leading cause of death among HIV ...More
    July 21, 2014 Posted in News
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