Simplification and optimization of antiretroviral therapy for HIV, wider use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a growing appreciation that people with undetectable viral load do not transmit HIV, and an expanded armamentarium of treatments for hepatitis C were among the top HIV and viral hepatitis headlines this year. Here's a look back at some of our biggest news from 2016.
Researchers at the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) presented an update on their latest cure-related work at a World AIDS Day summit on December 1. This multidisciplinary effort aims to understand HIV reservoirs within the body and ultimately to control or eliminate the virus.
HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of the 2016 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Liver Meeting in Boston, November 11-15, 2016.
Conference highlights include direct-acting antiviral therapy for difficult-to-treat people with hepatitis C, novel hepatitis B agents, complications of viral hepatitis, and NAFLD/NASH.