Hepatitis C

Volunteers In Russian Sputnik V Vaccine Trials To Be Screened Before Vaccination

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Volunteers taking part in the post-registration trials of the Sputnik V vaccine will be checked for COVID-19, HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C, alcohol, narcotic or psychostimulant substances, and women will be tested for...
Related topics: HIV Vaccine, Vaccines, HIV, Virus, Hepatitis, Hepatitis B, Alcohol

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Trump Floats 'herd Mentality' Coronavirus Strategy — Instead Of Immunity — And Insists That The...

U.S. President Donald Trump listens during an event with Gilead Sciences on their work on HIV and Hepatitis C, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 1, 2020. Reuters/Carlos Barria During an ABC News town hall on Tuesday...
Related topics: Donald Trump, HIV, Virus, Hepatitis, White House, Reuters

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New Approach Allows Safe Transplant Of Kidneys Tainted By Hepatitis C

TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 -- New hepatitis C medications are allowing people to receive a kidney transplant from a deceased donor who had the liver disease -- a strategy aimed at getting more lifesaving organs to patients languishing on...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Kidney Disease, Liver Disease

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Pre-op Daas Allow For Hcv-infected Kidney Transplants In Small Trial

(MedPage Today) -- A truncated course of glecaprevir-pibrentasvir (Mavyret) prophylaxis started prior to transplant allowed patients without hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection to safely receive kidneys from HCV-positive donors, a small...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Virus, Virology

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Surveillance Models Score Liver Ca Risk After Hcv Cure

(MedPage Today) -- Patients who were cured of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) still faced a risk for liver cancer, researchers said, but new surveillance models seemed to help manage that risk. In one study, researchers followed 2,326 patients with...
Related topics: Liver Cancer, Hepatitis, Virus, Virology, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Stay Or Leave? A Tale Of Two Virus Strategies Revealed By Math

By modeling experimentally measured characteristics of cells infected with hepatitis C in the lab, researchers found that one virus strain was roughly three times more likely to use copied genetic code to create new viruses compared to another,...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Hepatitis, Medical Research, Genetics

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Eu Signs Deal With Gilead To Secure Access To Remdesivir

Remdesivir is one of the few medicines that has so-far proven to be effective in mitigating severe cases of the coronavirus infection, despite originally being developed by Gilead as a treatment for Hepatitis C.
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Who Says Covid-19 Threatens Gains On Hepatitis

The World Health Organization warns that the COVID-19 pandemic is threatening gains made in eliminating Hepatitis B and C, which cause liver damage and liver cancer.  In observance of World Hepatitis Day Tuesday, the WHO is calling for action to...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Hepatitis B, Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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New Cdc Guidance For Healthcare Personnel Exposed To Hcv

New recommendations from the CDC offer guidance for postexposure testing and clinical management of healthcare personnel exposed to hepatitis C virus. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Hepatitis, Virus, Virology

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Routine Hepatitis C Testing At Fqhcs Would Be Cost-effective

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2020 -- Routine hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing at federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) would be cost-effective and could improve outcomes for people with HCV infections, according to a study published online June 27 in...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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Hep C Tx Shows Promise In Hospitalized Covid-19 Patients

(MedPage Today) -- A higher percentage of hospitalized COVID-19 patients treated with sofosbuvir and daclatasvir (SOF/DCV), a two-drug hepatitis C virus (HCV) combination therapy, experienced clinical improvement versus patients receiving control...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Virus, Virology

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Updated Guidance Provided For Safe Solid Organ Transplantation

TUESDAY, June 30, 2020 -- Updated recommendations for reducing transmission of HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) through transplantation include universal solid organ donor nucleic acid testing, according to research...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Hepatitis, Hepatitis B, Virology, Medical Research

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Virus Co-opts Immune Protein To Avoid Antiviral Defences

By discovering a trick the hepatitis C virus uses to evade the immune system, scientists have identified a new antiviral defence system that could be used to treat many virus infections, according to new research.
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Proteins, Hepatitis, Medical Research

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One Of The Least Recognized Major Needs For Society To Survive A Pandemic

Eddie Brown seemed to fit the profile of a federal inmate most eligible for emergency release during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As a survivor of hepatitis C who had served six of his 15-year sentence, Brown should have been a strong...
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Opt-out Universal Hep C Screening In Emergency Dept Is Useful

THURSDAY, May 14, 2020 -- Emergency department opt-out universal hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening can identify a large number of unrecognized HCV infections, including among those born after 1965, according to research published in the May 15...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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Supercomputer Simulations Present Potential Active Substances Against Coronavirus

Several drugs approved for treating hepatitis C viral infection were identified as potential candidates against COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. This is the result of research based on extensive calculations using the...
Related topics: Viral Hepatitis, Hepatitis, Medical Research

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Finally, Some Good News: Marianne Faithfull Is Going To Be Ok

Marianne Faithfull has survived so much in her 73 years on this planet—addiction, homelessness, hepatitis C, breast cancer, cohabitation with Mick Jagger—that it seems unfair that she shouldcontract covid-19 in the first place, but luckily for...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Mick Jagger

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Bundled Rapid Hiv/hep C Testing May Improve Infection Awareness

TUESDAY, April 21, 2020 -- For people with substance use disorders, combining HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and providing immediate test results may increase the number of people who are aware of their infection status, according to a...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Hepatitis, Virology

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After Years On The Decline, Hepatitis C Is Returning — Primarily Among Millennials

Much to the surprise of public health officials, a once-declining disease is surging again and heavily impacting people who are under age 40.
Related topics: Hepatitis

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Hep C Screening Recommended For Adults, Pregnant Women

TUESDAY, April 14, 2020 -- Hepatitis C screening is recommended for all adults and for all pregnant women, except where the prevalence is below 0.1 percent; meanwhile, the annual rate of reported acute hepatitis C cases increased to 1.2 per...
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