Hepatitis C in human immunodeficiency virus co-infected individuals: Is this still a "special population"?

@article{Karageorgopoulos2015HepatitisCI,
  title={Hepatitis C in human immunodeficiency virus co-infected individuals: Is this still a "special population"?},
  author={Drosos E. Karageorgopoulos and Joanna Allen and Sanjay Bhagani},
  journal={World journal of hepatology},
  year={2015},
  volume={7 15},
  pages={
          1936-52
        }
}
A substantial proportion of individuals with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) are co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Co-infected individuals are traditionally considered as one of the "special populations" amongst those with chronic HCV, mainly because of faster progression to end-stage liver disease and suboptimal responses to treatment with pegylated interferon alpha and ribavirin, the benefits of which are often outweighed by toxicity. The advent of the newer direct acting… CONTINUE READING
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