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EASL 2017: New AbbVie Hepatitis C Combination Cures 99% of People with Cirrhosis

A new pangenotypic direct-acting antiviral combination developed by AbbVie is highly effective in curing hepatitis C in people with cirrhosis, achieving a 99% cure rate after 12 weeks of treatment with minimal side effects, Xavier Forns reported on behalf of the EXPEDITION-1 study investigators at the International Liver Congress this week in Amsterdam.

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EASL 2017: AbbVie Combination Cures Most People with Genotype 3 Hepatitis C

AbbVie's pangenotypic direct-acting antiviral combination of 2 drugs cured 95% of people with early-stage genotype 3 hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, the hardest genotype to treat, according to results of the ENDURANCE-3 trial presented at the EASL International Liver Congress this week in Amsterdam.

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CROI 2017: Glecaprevir/ Pibrentasvir for HCV Can Be Safely Administered with Common Antiretrovirals

AbbVie's investigational glecaprevir/pibrentasvir treatment for hepatitis C is not expected to interact with or require dose adjustment when taken with commonly used antiretroviral regimens, offering a new option for HIV/HCV coinfected people, according to a study presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections this month in Seattle.

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Coverage of the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic infections (CROI 2017), February 13-16, 2017, in Seattle.

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage by topic

CROI website

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Gilead and AbbVie Seek FDA Approval of Pangenotypic Hepatitis C Treatments

Gilead Sciences and AbbVie both announced this month that they have applied for U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of new all-oral ribavirin-free combination regimens to treat all genotypes of hepatitis C virus (HCV). Gilead's sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/ voxilaprevir and AbbVie's glecaprevir/pibrentasvir have demonstrated high cure rates in Phase 3 clinical trials.

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