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Author Topic: Curing Hep C Linked to Lower Risk of Liver-Related Death  (Read 7650 times)

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Curing Hep C Linked to Lower Risk of Liver-Related Death
« on: November 14, 2019, 03:11:12 pm »
People with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have a lower risk of liver-related death if they are cured of the virus, regardless of whether they are treated with the older interferon-based therapy or newer direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), the National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project reports.

Presenting their results at the IDWeek meeting in Washington, DC, earlier this month, researchers analyzed data on 61,629 U.S. veterans with HCV in the ERCHIVES database, including 37,197 people treated for the virus and 24,432 who were not. Each treated veteran was matched with an untreated veteran according to age, race, sex, body mass index, severity of liver fibrosis (scarring), smoking, diabetes and coronary artery disease.

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