October 20, 2017

HIV-Positive Gay Men Who Contract Hep C Risk Rapid Liver Damage

Those with HIV might experience rapid liver damage. Men who have sex with men (MSM) who are living with HIV and contract hepatitis C virus (HCV) […]
October 19, 2017

Hep C and HIV Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk Than HIV Alone – Hep

 Co-infection of hepatitis C and HIV can up the risk of heart disease. Having hepatitis C virus (HCV) in addition to HIV is associated with an […]
October 19, 2017

For Women, Hepatitis C May Hasten Menopause and Reduce Fertility

Hepatitis C infection has some particular risks for women. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) may compromise women’s reproductive capacity, as the virus is associated with lower fertility, […]
October 18, 2017

3 Cups of Coffee Daily Appear to Halve Death Risk in Those With HIV/Hep C

Coffee has a protective effect on the liver. Drinking at least three cups of coffee daily is associated with a 50 percent reduction in the risk […]
October 17, 2017

Merck drops hep C programs in ‘strategic decision’ 

Merck is no longer as involved in the hepatitis C market. Dive Brief: Merck & Co. has discontinued the development of two investigational combination regimens that […]
October 16, 2017

Hepatitis C ‘Me-Too’ Drugs: Innovation and Lower Cost

Treating hepatitis C might come at a lower cost in the future. I have written frequently about hepatitis C. First, during my former career in drug discovery research, […]
October 13, 2017

State laws can promote hepatitis C virus screening

State laws are increasing the number of people screened for HCV. Mandating health care providers to offer hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening can increase screening rates […]
October 12, 2017

Hepatitis C Drug’s Lower Cost Paves Way For Medicaid, Prisons To Expand Treatment 

Hepatitis C medications need to reach additional infected populations. Valerie Green is still waiting to be cured. The Delaware resident was diagnosed with hepatitis C more […]