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FDA Approves Epclusa (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir) for Children Ages 6 and Older or Weighing at Least 17 kg with Chronic Hepatitis C Infection

Print this page FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Epclusa® (sofosbuvir 400mg/velpatasvir 100mg; sofosbuvir 200mg/velpatasvir 50 mg) for the treatment of people with chronic hepatitis C infection (HCV) as young as 6 years of age or weighing at… Read More »

Hepatitis C incidence is low among Canadian men on PrEP

New cases of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among Canadian gay and bisexual men taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) were uncommon compared with rates previously reported in Europe, according to research presented this week at the AASLD Liver Meeting in Boston. “This low incidence is reassuring since studies have shown that risk behaviour associated with sexually… Read More »

Hepatitis C-infected kidneys are safe and work as well as uninfected organs, study finds

Hepatitis C-infected kidneys are safe and work as well as uninfected organs, study finds For years, most transplant centers discarded kidneys infected with hepatitis C over fears the recipients would have lower survival rates Since 2015, there are three times as many centers using infected kidneys thanks to new antiviral treatments   Researchers looked at hepatitis C-infected… Read More »

Fatty liver raises the risk of death in people with HIV and hepatitis C

People with HIV and hepatitis C co-infection who had fatty liver disease were twice as likely to die during a five-year follow-up period as their counterparts without fatty liver disease, French researchers report in Hepatology. The researchers say that using non-invasive measures of fatty liver disease can help doctors identify patients at higher risk of… Read More »

National African Immigrant and Refugee HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Awareness Day 2019

Monday, September 9, marks National African Immigrant and Refugee HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Awareness Day (@NAIRHHADay). Though not nationally recognized (yet!), the awareness day has been observed by a growing number of advocates, health care professionals and communities since 2014. Sept is Nat’l #African #Immigrant Heritage Month (#NAIHM2019) & Sept 9th is Nat’l AI & #Refugee… Read More »

The Eastern Pathology Alliance to offer Hepatitis C testing services to the wider NHS capitalising on next generation sequencing technology

First and only laboratory in the UK to use equipment from Vela Diagnostics New testing process delivers huge patient benefits in terms of speed, accuracy and reliability yet with costs significantly reduced August 12, 2019 – The Eastern Pathology Alliance (EPA) announces today that it is to offer Hepatitis C genotyping testing to the wider… Read More »

5 Foods To Stay Away With Hepatitis C

A healthful diet can improve the liver health of a person with hepatitis C and reduce the chance of developing cirrhosis. Eating well helps keep the immune system strong to fight off illness. There are things that people with hepatitis C should try to avoid or limit in their diet to prevent damage of liver.… Read More »