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Title: Post–Hep C Cure, Liver Improvement in Those With Cirrhosis Isn’t Tied to HIV...
Post by: Hep Editors on April 10, 2019, 10:29:49 am
Among those with cirrhosis, curing hepatitis C virus (HCV) is associated with similar rates of improved liver health 12 weeks after direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment regardless of whether individuals have HIV coinfection.

Publishing their findings in the Journal of Viral Hepatology, researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study of 490 people with hep C and cirrhosis, including 270 with HIV coinfection and 220 without HIV. The study population was drawn from the HEPAVIR-DAA and GEHEP-MONO cohorts. All members were treated with DAAs and achieved a sustained virologic response 12 weeks after completing therapy (SVR12, considered a cure).