Navigation Links
Black Women With Both HIV, Hep C Less Likely to Die From Liver Disease
Date:11/9/2012

FRIDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Black women infected with both hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV are less likely to die from liver disease than white or Hispanic women with the two infections, a new study finds.

University of California, San Francisco researchers looked at 794 U.S. women with HIV/HCV co-infection. During an average follow-up of nearly nine years, 438 of the women died, 37 percent from HIV/AIDS and 11 percent from liver disease.

The death rate was nearly 56 percent for blacks, 56 percent for whites, and 52 percent for Hispanics. Liver disease was the primary cause of death in 21 percent of Hispanics, 14 percent of whites and 8 percent of blacks.

The study was published in the November issue of the journal Hepatology.

Further research is needed to determine why black women with HIV and HCV are less likely to die of liver disease than white or Hispanic women with HIV/HCV co-infection, study author Dr. Monika Sarkar said in a journal news release.

About 5 million Americans are infected with HCV, including one-third of people with HIV, the release noted. HCV infection is the second leading cause of death in people with HIV.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has more about hepatitis C.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Hepatology, news release, Oct. 31, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Does Black Tea Reduce Diabetes Risk?
2. Sandy Leaves Massive Blackouts, Flood Damage in Her Wake
3. Black Breast Cancer Patients May Have Higher Death Risk in First 3 Years
4. Black patients received less clinical trial information than white patients
5. Greenish-Black Contaminant in Vials of Steroid Behind Meningitis Outbreak: FDA
6. Increased risk for breast cancer death among black women greatest during first 3 years postdiagnosis
7. Less Bystander CPR Done in Poor, Black Neighborhoods, Study Shows
8. Study shows whites twice as likely as blacks to get CPR from bystanders
9. Blacks Less Likely to Stick to High Blood Pressure Diet: Study
10. Weight gain worry for stressed black girls
11. Stress Adds to Salt Load of Some Blacks, Study Says
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families have long-term ... long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client has a ... when the family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits from their ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out ... free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting ... children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... DevOps and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center ... Purchase Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), an industry leader ... range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual American Healthcare Association ... held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The company has ... today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults 50+, every formula ... the highest standard. , These products are also: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... 11, 2017  Caris Life Sciences ® , a ... promise of precision medicine, today announced that St. Jude ... Oncology Alliance™ (POA) as its 17 th member. ... Jude Crosson Cancer Institute will help develop standards of ... tumor profiling, making cancer treatment more precise and effective. ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... , Oct. 6, 2017   Provista, ... more than $100 billion in purchasing power, today announced ... and information. The Newsroom is the online ... industry trends, infographics, expert bios, news releases, slideshows and ... access to a wealth of resources at their fingertips, ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... -- Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO ) ... , and named its founder as Diplomat,s chief information ... Tennessee , will operate under Diplomat subsidiary Envoy ... for health care partners to include IT outsourcing, consulting, ... "In an interoperable world, technology delivers comprehensive insight and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: