Consequence of HIV and HCV co-infection on host immune response, persistence and current treatment options

@article{Sohrab2018ConsequenceOH,
  title={Consequence of HIV and HCV co-infection on host immune response, persistence and current treatment options},
  author={Sayed Sartaj Sohrab and Mohd Suhail and Ashraf Ali and Ishtiaq Qadri and Steve Harakeh and Esam Ibraheem Azhar},
  journal={VirusDisease},
  year={2018},
  volume={29},
  pages={19-26}
}
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a common opportunistic pathogen especially among Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients. Due to incongruous studies, the pathological effect of HCV on HIV induced disease are still not fully understood. While some studies have showed no effect of HCV on HIV infection, others reported a defined role of HCV in aggravating the rates of AIDS-related illnesses and mortality. The explanation of such variances may be due to the host immune response, viral… CONTINUE READING
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