Cure Hep C and You May See Your Liver Health Improve

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.


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