Among those coinfected with HIV, a cure for hepatitis C virus (HCV) is
linked with improvements in liver stiffness, even if they have
cirrhosis, aidsmap reports. Publishing their findings in the journal
AIDS, researchers studied 98 HIV/HCV-coinfected individuals who had
taken at least one dose of hep C therapy.
Fifty-three members of
the cohort (54 percent) achieved a sustained virologic response 12 weeks
after completing therapy (SVR12, considered a cure).
The median follow-up time for the entire study group was 45 months.
Labels: liver stiffness, reversal of liver damage