Dried blood spot test validated for HIV, hep B, and hep C
“This method is particularly useful in high-risk settings such as homeless shelters, drug rehabilitation centers, and prisons, where ... it can be...
Racial disparities not found in chronic hepatitis B treatment initiation
Treatment guidelines need to be simplified and that efforts to increase hepatitis B virus (HBV) awareness and train more clinicians are needed.
Likely cause of mysterious hepatitis outbreak in children identified
The study’s key messages for parents and health care providers “are awareness and reassurance,” Dr. Balistreri said in an interview.
Celebrity death finally solved – with locks of hair
Case: A 56-year-old musician presents with diffuse abdominal pain, cramping, and jaundice. His medical history is notable for years of diffuse...
The five biggest changes in the 2023 adult vaccine schedules
COVID vaccines are now front and center among 2023’s five most important changes.
Direct-acting antivirals tied to better outcomes in chronic Hep C
Researchers saw a significant reduction in all-cause mortality over a decade with direct-acting antivirals compared with no treatment.
FDA rejects bulevirtide for hepatitis D
The FDA cited concerns over the production and delivery of bulevirtide, an investigational, first-in-class hepatitis delta virus entry-inhibitor...
Hep C, HIV coinfection tied to higher MI risk with age
“Clinicians providing health care to people with HIV should know their patients’ HCV status and provide support regarding HCV treatment and ways...
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Testing in Veterans Receiving Systemic Anticancer Treatment
Few hepatitis C patients receive timely treatment: CDC
More people need to connect to treatments and disparities of access must be reduced.