For 30 years, the Clinique médicale l’Actuel, under the medical direction of Dr. Réjean Thomas, has been bringing together healthcare professionals, with a focus in virology, to learn from guest experts and discuss the most relevant clinical practice challenges facing them today.
Management of HIV/HCV co-infection
With Dr. Réjean Thomas and Dr. Jürgen Rockstroh
Managing HIV/HCV co-infection
Drug/drug interactions are a major challenge in managing patients co-infected with HIV and HCV.
The arrival of molecules that are better tolerated by the liver, in particular non-boosted integrase inhibitors, which have no interactions with currently available direct-acting agents (DAAs), make them ideal partners for treating with all oral hepatitis C treatments.
Particular attention should be paid to the rise in cases of HCV in the MSM and HIV-positive MSM communities.
Under the new EACS guidelines presented by Dr. Rockstroh in Barcelona (2015), hepatitis C treatment is recommended early (from F2, or even F1 and F0), and independently of liver condition, depending on patient-specific considerations, especially if they have a high risk of transmission, immune vulnerability or extrahepatic manifestations.
Réjean Thomas, MD, Dhc
CEO – Founder
Clinique médicale l’Actuel:
Centre of Excellence HIV–STI–Hepatitis
Affiliated with the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) Québec, Canada
Dr. Jürgen Rockstroh, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Head of the HIV Outpatient Clinic
University of Bonn, Germany
AND THE SUPPORT OF:
Réjean Thomas, MD, Dhc has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation with:
Advisory boards : AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb Janssen, Gilead, Merck, ViiV Healthcare
Dr Jürgen Rockstroh, MD, PhD has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation with: Abbvie, BMS, Janssen, Gilead, Merck, ViiV
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