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An Overview of Mavyret (Glecaprevir/Pibrentasvir)

Brand Name: Mavyret Other Names: Glecaprevir/Pibrentasvir, GLE/PIB Drug Class: Opportunistic Infections and Coinfections

What Is Mavyret?

Mavyret is an antiviral prescription medicine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the ...

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An Overview of Ribavirin (Copegus, Rebetol, Ribasphere)

Other Name(s): Copegus, RBV, Rebetol, Ribasphere Drug Class: Opportunistic Infections and Coinfections

What Is Ribavirin?

Ribavirin is an antiviral prescription medicine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of c...

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A Gay Sauna Strives to Wipe Out Hepatitis C

The NoMoreC campaign is sponsored in part by Sauna NZ, a gay bathhouse in Amsterdam. So it seemed only appropriate for Mark S. King to head over to the sauna for a little quality time.

By Mark S. King

Being in Prison May No Longer Be a Barrier to Receiving Treatment for Hepatitis C -- At Least If You're in Massachusetts

A federal judge has approved a settlement between Massachusetts state prisoners with hepatitis C and the Massachusetts Department of Correction that overhauls protocol for identifying, assessing, and treating people with hepatitis C.

By Victoria Law

HIV and Hepatitis B

Key PointsHepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV).HBV is spread through contact with the blood, semen, or other body fluid of a person who has HBV. Among adults in the United States, HBV is spread mainly through sexual ...

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HIV and Hepatitis C

Key PointsHepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV).HCV is spread mainly through contact with the blood of a person who has HCV. Most people become infected with HCV by sharing needles or other equipment to inject drugs.A...

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HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Key PointsSexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that spread from person to person through sexual contact, including anal, vaginal, or oral sex.HIV is an STD. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, and syphilis are e...

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An Overview of Peginterferon Alfa-2a

Other Names: PEG-interferon alfa-2a (HIV), Pegasys (HIV), pegIFN alfa-2a (HIV), pegylated-interferon alfa 2a (HIV) Drug Class: Immune Modulators Registry Number: 198153-51-4 (CAS) Chemical Name: Interferon alphaA (human leukocyte), mono(N2,N6-dicarbo...

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Hepatitis C Exposure Is a Crime in Some States; Is This the New HIV Criminalization?

As the opioid crisis has spiked hepatitis C rates, are police departments now using laws written to criminalize HIV for another public health crisis?

By Sony Salzman

Love, Sex, and Hepatitis C

"Although the risk of becoming infected with hepatitis C through unprotected sexual intercourse is low, it is still possible," writes Lucinda Porter, R.N.

By Lucinda K. Porter, R.N. for HCV Advocate