The Week in Review: January 26 – February 2, 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018 News Recap: From the Uh-Oh Department: HCV Can Reactivate with Treatment of Non-hepatic Cancer. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) reactivation occurred in approximately 1 out of 5 patients treated for non-hepatic cancer, posing renewed risk for hepatic injury and possibly complicating the cancer treatment. Compensation Update: Compensation – New Update for 86-90 Late Claims. If you or a family member received a blood transfusion o...

Viral suppression protects against long-term liver damage caused by older HIV drugs

Most people living with HIV now have a normal life expectancy as a consequence of effective antiretroviral treatment, and viral suppression with modern therapies has been shown to have a beneficial effect on liver health. Liver disease remains a leading cause of serious illness and death in people with HIV. Much of this can be attributed to co-infection with HCV and/or hepatitis B virus (HBV), or problematic alcohol use. It is well known that older, and n