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Hepatitis C guidelines focus on eradication of virus before liver damage occurs

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Clinical practice guidelines on the management of hepatitis C infection, issued by the European Association for the Study of the Liver, underscore the goal of detecting and treating the condition before it leads to complications, such as cirrhosis and possibly liver cancer. The...

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Brain injury, cognitive impairment continue in HIV infection, despite HAART

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) — Chronically HIV-infected individuals show brain damage even when the disease is otherwise stable because of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), according to a recent study by U.S. researchers. “The findings show that cognitive impairment is present in almost 50% of...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For initial treatment of HIV-1 infection, once daily atazanavir plus ritonavir and once-daily efavirenz provide comparable antiviral efficacy when used with either abacavir/lamivudine or tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (DF)/emtricitabine, according to research published today. In...