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Rapid hepatitis C antibody tests show wide range of results

The first generation of rapid screening tests for the hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody, which use blood and oral fluids, underwent field testing in September at 4 sites. The tests had considerable variation in performance across the 4 test sites, with wide ranges in sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value.

17 November 2010
Liver Cancer Survival Similar in HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative People

Three-year survival rates after a diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) are similar between people living with HIV and HIV-negative people, according to a study presented at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases being held October 29 to November 2 in Boston.

09 November 2010
Isentress Might Reduce Risk of a “Fatty” Liver From Protease Inhibitors

A new laboratory study suggests that the integrase inhibitor Isentress (raltegravir) could prevent the accumulation of excess fat in the liver (steatosis) that results from protease inhibitor (PI) therapy. These data were presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, held October 29 to November 2 in Boston.

04 November 2010
Poz magazine news
People with HIV/hepatitis C co-infection more likely to develop osteoporosis

HIV-positive people co-infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) may be more likely to develop osteoporosis (porous bones) and sustain fractures than individuals with either virus alone, according to

22 July 2010
Liz Highleyman
Kidney dysfunction more frequent, increases risk of death of patients with HIV and hepatitis C co-infection

Hepatitis C co-infection is associated with an increased risk of kidney disease and death for HIV-positive individuals, US investigators report in the February 1st edition

28 January 2010
Michael Carter
The new epidemic: HIV and hepatitis C infection in gay men

“I’m surprised there isn’t a greater sense of urgency about this in the community.” Those were the words of Dr Kevin Fenton of the US Centers for

01 April 2009
HIV treatment update
Management of HIV and hepatitis B or C co-infection in resource-limited settings

Review of management of HIV and hepatitis co-infection with particular focus on antiretroviral therapy and liver disease in resource-limited settings.

16 March 2006
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

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