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Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and HIV Coinfection

More than 40 posters and oral presentations featured at the 12th World AIDS Conference directly or indirectly addressed the burgeoning epidemic of HIV/HCV coinfection. Following are a few findings of particular interest:

Risk Factors and Transmissio...

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Ribavirin Approved With a Big Fat Price

On June 3rd, Schering-Plough announced that they had received FDA approval to market a combination of ribavirin and interferon alpha for the treatment of hepatitis C. This approval was granted for people with hepatitis C, who had previously responded...

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Can Science Meet the Challenges of the HCV Pandemic?

Three percent of the world’s population may be infected with hepatitis C -- 170 million people -- a number larger than all but a handful of the planet's nation-states. The World Health Organization (WHO) published that global estimate of hepatitis C ...

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Researchers Clone Infectious Hepatitis C Virus

Investigators supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have for the first time isolated an infectious clone of the hepatitis C virus (HCV), proving that the virus alone is sufficient to cause disease and broadly ...