The Week in Review: July 28 – August 4, 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017 Treatment: This last week saw the approval in the U.S. of AbbVie’s Mavyret, a pangenotypic also indicated as recuperation therapy for those with GT1 who have failed treatment with DAAs. U.S.: FDA approves Mavyret for Hepatitis C As well, the FDA has approved updated labeling for Epclusa to include use in patients co-infected with HIV. U.S. FDA Approves Expanded Labeling for Epclusa® (Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir) for the Treatmen...

U.S. FDA Approves Expanded Labeling for Epclusa® (Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir) for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C in Patients Co-Infected with HIV

FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved updated labeling for Epclusa® (sofosbuvir 400mg/velpatasvir 100mg), the first all-oral, pan-genotypic, once-daily single tablet regimen (STR) for the treatment of adults with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, to include use in patients co-infected with HIV. “HCV co-infection remains a major cause

The Week in Review: April 14, 2017 – April 21, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017 News Recap Canada Well the last report from the final leg of HepCBC’s Road Trip to BC’s Interior 2017 is in. What a journey!! – and so much work!! This report focusses on events in the Kootenay region of BC, and I’m really impressed at how much Rosemary and Cheryl were able to accomplish!  Amazing. Awareness of hepatitis C in BC’s more remote and small communities is growing and this is due to the hard work of the many advocat...

Organizations hope better access to meds halts spread of hepatitis C

Some Thunder Bay, Ont. organizations treating hepatitis C patients say the province's move to improve access to curative drugs for the disease could help stop its spread. "It's an exciting time," said Holly Gauvin, the executive director of Elevate NWO, a group that supports hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS patients. Thunder Bay has some of the highest hepatitis C infection rates in Ontario, according to public health officials. Until now, only patients wit

The Week in Review: Feb 24, 2017 – March 3, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017 News Recap Top of the news is an upcoming conference/webinar to be held in Prince George that will examine the question:  “Does care for hepatitis C in rural/remote areas differ from that in urban parts of our province, and if so, how?”  On March 6th (11 am – noon), researchers from the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) will try to answer these questions. Núria Chapinal, PhD, an epidemiologist in BCCDC’s Clinical Prevention ...

HIV or HBV Co-infected

HIV or HBV Co-infected Co-infection is when a person is living with more than one infection at a time. If you are living with HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection, check out this page from CATIE If you are living with HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection, check out this page from the Hepatitis B Foundation   Some excellent videos about HIV or HBV co-infection along with HCV: First, the incredible story of a Jules Levin, a man co-infected with HI

Scientists homing in on new hepatitis C vaccine

The study, which is the first phase-1 vaccine study in HIV infected people in Ireland, is also the first of a planned number of early intervention studies to be carried out in the Wellcome Trust-HRB Clinical Research Facility, a joint enterprise between Trinity College Dublin and St James's Hospital.The research team are evaluating the safety and the ability of a new vaccine to produce an immune response against Hepatitis C. Previous healthy volunteer stud