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Hepatitis C and HIV co—infection:a review

@inproceedings{IrenaMaier2002HepatitisCA,
  title={Hepatitis C and HIV co—infection:a review},
  author={IrenaMaier},
  year={2002}
}
  • IrenaMaier
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Co-infection with hepatitis C virus and humanimmunodeficiency virus is common in certainpopulations. Among HCV(+) persons, 10 % are alsoHIV (+), and among HIV (+) persons, 25 % are alsoHCV(+). Many studies have shown that in intravenousdrug users, co-infection prevalence can be as high as90-95 %. There is increasing evidence supporting theconcept that people infected with HIV have a muchmore rapid course of their hepatitis C infection.Treatment of co-infection is often challenging becausehighly… CONTINUE READING

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