Gilead drug effective for treating Hepatitis C in patients with HIV

July 20, 2014 10:21 PM

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Gilead’s controversial Hepatitis C drug Sofosbuvir (brand name Sovaldi) is back in the news again, this time not over its cost, but for successfully clearing Hepatitis C in patients with HIV.

Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease which can last anywhere from several weeks to a lifetime. Infection with HCV is often undiagnosed, with an estimated 50 percent of infected individuals who do not know it. Hepatitis C can lead to chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, and less frequently liver ca...

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