Sofosbuvir achieves sustained response in patients with hepatitis C and HIV

From Skin and Allergy News, 21 July 2014: Treatment with the interferon-free oral nucleotide analog sofosbuvir plus ribavirin achieved high rates of sustained virologic response in patients with HIV coinfected with hepatitis C, according to data from an open-label phase III study. Researchers observed an 82% response rate among treatment-naive patients coinfected with hepatitis C Continue reading Sofosbuvir achieves sustained response in patients with hepatitis C and HIV

Stem cell transplantation achieved temporary HIV remission

From Family Practice News, 21 July 2014: Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation from HIV-naive individuals to HIV-1–positive individuals may achieve temporary antiretroviral-free remission of infection and loss of detectable HIV-1, a study showed. Two men with chronic HIV-1 infection received allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCTs) from susceptible donors to treat Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Continue reading Stem cell transplantation achieved temporary HIV remission