Direct-acting antiviral medicines interfere with different steps of the hepatitis C lifecycle. A combination of drugs may be co-formulated into a single pill. Modern treatment typically lasts for two or three months, usually does not cause side-effects and cures more than 95% of treated people.

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  • Hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C is a serious infection caused by a virus.It damages the liver, which performs essential functions in the body.Some people have hepatitis C for...

    From: The basics

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  • Hepatitis C treatment

    More than 95% of people who take treatment are cured of hepatitis C. In other words, they no longer have the virus.Modern hepatitis C treatment...

    From: The basics

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  • Medications for hepatitis C

    DAAs target different steps of HCV reproduction. These include HCV protease inhibitors, polymerase inhibitors and NS5A inhibitors. Recommended regimens include at least two drugs that work in different...

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  • Treatment for people with HIV and HCV co-infection

    In the UK, standards for HIV treatment and care are set and monitored by the British HIV Association (BHIVA), the professional association for HIV doctors and other healthcare...

    From: Booklets

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  • Hepatitis C treatment

    Effective direct-acting antiviral or 'DAA' medicines, used without interferon, can now cure most people with hepatitis C. This includes people who previously were considered to be more difficult...

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  • Hepatitis C and HIV

    Hepatitis C is a blood-borne infection that is transmitted in some of the same ways as HIV.Over time untreated hepatitis C...

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  • Desperate patients turn to buyers clubs

    What do you do when the NHS won’t buy the treatment you need?

    25 June 2019 | The Economist (free registration required)
  • Cash Incentives, Peer Support May Not Incentivize HCV Treatment

    A randomized trial comparing a cash incentive to peer support for increasing acceptance of treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) among persons with HCV/HIV coinfection, including those who use drugs or alcohol, found both methods helpful but that 1 in 4 patients still declined treatment.

    10 May 2019 | MD Magazine
  • England hits WHO 2020 hepatitis C target three years early

    Deaths from liver disease related to serious hepatitis C (HCV) fell by more than 16% between 2015 and 2017, according to data published by Public Health England (PHE). As a result, England has hit the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) target to reduce HCV related mortality by 10% by 2020 three years early.

    18 April 2019 | The Pharmaceutical Journal
  • Summary from CROI 2019 for viral Hepatitis, from Jürgen Rockstroh

    Although no new drugs for HBV or HCV therapy were presented a whole range of important clinical studies were discussed which all have important clinical implications for daily practice.

    09 April 2019 | NATAP
  • Hepatitis C deaths fall by 16 per cent between 2015 and 2017

    Deaths from serious hepatitis C related liver disease fell by 16.1% between 2015 and 2017 according to data from PHE.

    09 April 2019 | Public Health England
  • Armenia gets license to produce drugs for hepatitis C treatment

    The Armenian Ministry of Health and the Gilead Science Ireland UC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, under which Gilead will provide Armenia with a license to produce, pack and import genetic drugs for hepatitis C treatment.

    03 April 2019 | Public Radio of Armenia
  • San Francisco Study Shows Engagement in HCV Care Aids Elimination

    In San Francisco, many transwomen have access to hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and treatment, which suggests an opportunity for HCV control and elimination, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Viral Hepatitis.

    02 April 2019 | Infectious Disease Advisor
  • Louisiana picks drug company for hepatitis C treatment plan

    Gilead Sciences subsidiary Asegua Therapeutics LLC won the contract, selected from three companies that sought to partner with the state. Louisiana will pay a fee to the drug manufacturer for unlimited access to its hepatitis C medication, a generic version of Epclusa, for five years.

    27 March 2019 | San Francisco Chronicle
  • Pilot study finds HCV treatment safe in pregnancy

    A small pilot study of hepatitis C treatment in pregnant women found that that the treatment was effective in achieving hepatitis C cure and identified no safety concerns associated with treatment, according to findings presented at CROI.

    11 March 2019 | Healio
  • 'Patient No. 1' from a Hep C heart transplant study shares his story

    By the time three transplant physicians approached Tom Giangiulio Jr. about being the first patient in a new clinical trial to accept a heart from a Hepatitis C-positive donor, Giangiulio didn’t have much of a choice.

    08 March 2019 | Cardiovascular Business
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