Tag: Hep C

2016 World Hepatitis Day Events in British Columbia

2016 World Hepatitis Day Events in British Columbia Collected by Pacific AIDS Network   FRASER Sponsoring Agency: Stride with Purpose Program at the Lower Mainland Purpose Society When: Thursday, July 28 from 8:00am – 9:00am Where: Lougheed Skytrain Station Event Details: Stride with Purpose will be at the Lougheed Skytrain Station handing out treats and… Read more »

CATIE HepCinfo Update 6.8

In this issue Two new FDA warnings issued for simeprevir FDA grants new breakthrough therapy designation for grazoprevir and elbasvir Good adherence to Harvoni shown in two clinical trials Two new FDA warnings issued for simeprevir Two new warnings for simeprevir (Galexos) have been issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about: a… Read more »

CATIE HepCinfo Update 6.6

New warning issued for serious heart problems when Harvoni or sofosbuvir is taken with amiodarone The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that serious slowing of the heart rate (symptomatic bradycardia) can occur when the drug amiodarone, which is used to treat an irregular heartbeat, is taken together either with Harvoni or with… Read more »

CATIE Treatment Update 208

In this issue: HEPATITIS C VIRUS Grazoprevir + elbasvir and other emerging drugs Enter ledipasvir Sirius—ledipasvir + sofosbuvir in cases of severe liver injury Using ledipasvir + sofosbuvir when prior treatment with sofosbuvir failed Grading severe liver disease and predicting survival Ledipasvir + sofosbuvir with or without ribavirin in people with liver transplants Solar-1—ledipasvir +… Read more »

CATIE’s HepCInfo Updates 6.3

New and Noteworthy Vertical transmission of hepatitis C estimated to occur in over 5% of births in women with hepatitis C According to a systematic review on vertical transmission of hepatitis C, the estimated risk for transmission of hepatitis C to the fetus during pregnancy is 5.8%, reported researchers in Clinical Infectious Diseases. With hepatitis… Read more »

CATIE’s HepCInfo Update 5.19

New and Noteworthy CATIE-News: A hepatitis C outbreak among HIV-negative gay men in London, England Some HIV-negative gay men may be at risk for getting hepatitis C. Researchers from London, England found 44 cases of acute Hep C infection in HIV-negative gay men between 2010 and 2014. Among HIV-positive gay men, hepatitis C has been… Read more »

Take this survey It is 36, mostly multiple choice, questions that are divided into 5 sections. Sections that don’t pertain to you can be easily skipped. The survey’s 5 sections ask about: The impact of hep C on your life (8 questions) Your experience with current hep C treatments (9 questions) The impact on caregivers… Read more »