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Coverage of IDWeek 2014

HIVandHepatitis.com coverage of IDWeek 2014, October 8-12, in Philadelphia.

Conference highlights include the HIV cascade of care, experimental antiretroviral therapies, interferon-free hepatitis C treatment, and news about other infectious diseases including Ebola virus and enterovirus D68.

Full listing of coverage by topic

IDWeek 2014 website

10/17/14

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IDWeek 2014: AbbVie 3D HCV Regimen Well-tolerated in PEARL Trials

AbbVie's 3D hepatitis C regimen containing paritaprevir (ABT-450), ombitasvir, and dasabuvir was generally well-tolerated in the Phase 3 PEARL trials, according to a pooled analysis presented at IDWeek 2014 last week in Philadelphia. Serious side effects were uncommon and few people discontinued treatment for this reason.

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Simeprevir as Effective, Better Tolerated than Telaprevir in HCV Triple Therapy

The recently approved next-generation hepatitis C virus (HCV) protease inhibitor simeprevir (Olysio) produced sustained virological response rates similar to those of telaprevir (Incivek or Incivo) when combined with pegylated interferon and ribavirin, but with fewer side effects, researchers reported at theViral Hepatitis Congress taking place this week in Frankfurt.

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IDWeek 2014: Sofosbuvir/Ledipasvir Safe and Effective for Genotype 1 HCV

A single-tablet regimen containing the hepatitis C virus (HCV) nucleotide polymerase inhibitor sofosbuvir and the NS5A inhibitor ledipasvir -- the combination in Gilead Science's recently approved Harvoni pill -- was well-tolerated and cured 97% of patients with HCV genotype 1 in the Phase 3 ION trials, researchers reported at the IDWeek 2014 meeting last week in Philadelphia.

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FDA Approves Harvoni, Gilead's Sofosbuvir/Ledipasvir Combo Pill for Hepatitis C

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On October 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new once-daily combination pill for the treatment of genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C containing Gilead Sciences' HCV nucleotide polymerase inhibitor sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) plus ledipasvir, the first approved HCV NS5A inhibitor.

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