Welcome to the HCV Advocate’s AASLD Conference coverage. In an effort to best serve our readership, we will post all the important and interesting abstracts about HCV from the conference. While attending the conference, we will update any abstracts that we personally cover at the conference. The updated abstracts will be marked with the date that they have been updated and posted. The other abstracts posted to the web site are HCV related abstracts posted to www.aasld.org that we have not been able to report on or update.
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Clinical Trials: New treatments for hepatitis C that have been studied
in humans, and various drugs that are in phase I, II and
● Diagnostic Tools: Various tests to diagnose and manage hepatitis C including various biochemical marker, imaging, liver biopsy for grading/staging liver disease and HCV RNA (viral load) tests. (updated Nov 13, 2009)
& Transmission Issues:
Studies that look at populations infected with hepatitis C as well as the
transmission risk factors. (updated
● HCV Treatment: The current treatments for hepatitis C, including outcomes, side effects and treatment of various HCV populations. (updated Nov 13, 2009)
● Natural History: HCV symptoms, disease progression and management. (updated Nov 13, 2009)