Week Ending July 11, 2022

Hepatitis C Virus Reinfection Risk After Successful Therapy in HIV-Positive Patients
“The risk for hepatitis C virus (HCV) reinfection among individuals with with HIV infection was most increased among men who have sex with men (MSM), according to results of a study published in The Lancet HIV.”

Understanding If There’s a Cure for Hepatitis B
“When news broke in 2014 that hepatitis C, a viral disease affecting the liver, could be cured thanks to a new class of direct-acting antiviral drugs,1 many began to wonder how soon it would be before the same occurred with its cousin, hepatitis B.”

At-Home Hepatitis C Screening: What Are the Options?
“Screening for hepatitis C is important because the virus can cause liver damage even if there aren’t any outward signs of the virus. It can also lead to liver scarring and liver cancer. And it’s possible to pass it to someone else without even knowing you have the disease.”

Can Hepatitis B Cause Liver Cancer?
“Contracting the hepatitis B virus (HBV) can lead to a serious liver condition known as hepatitis B infection. While the exact complications from this disease depend on the type of hepatitis B infection, liver cancer is one of the risks associated with long-term infection with this virus.”