Epidemiological aspects of HCV infection in HIV-infected individuals in Piauí State, Northeast Brazil

@article{OliveiraFilho2012EpidemiologicalAO,
  title={Epidemiological aspects of HCV infection in HIV-infected individuals in Piau{\'i} State, Northeast Brazil},
  author={Aldemir Branco de Oliveira-Filho and Evaldo Hip{\'o}lito de Oliveira and Jairo A. A. Castro and Letiano Vieira da Silva and Antonio Carlos Ros{\'a}rio Vallinoto and Jos{\'e} Alexandre Rodrigues Lemos},
  journal={Archives of Virology},
  year={2012},
  volume={157},
  pages={2411-2416}
}
In this study, the prevalence, genotypic frequency, and risk factors for HCV infection in 768 patients infected with HIV were determined. Fifty-two (6.77 %) HIV-positive individuals had anti-HCV antibodies and 26 (3.39 %) had HCV-RNA. Genotyping results indicated that all RT-PCR samples from patients infected with HCV belonged to genotype 1. Multivariate analysis revealed an association of HIV-HCV coinfection with drug use and having received blood transfusions before 1994. The relatively low… CONTINUE READING
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