Hepatitis C is more severe in drug users with human immunodeficiency virus infection.

@article{Romeo2000HepatitisCI,
  title={Hepatitis C is more severe in drug users with human immunodeficiency virus infection.},
  author={Raffaella Romeo and M G Rumi and Maria Francesca Donato and Marco Cargnel and Paolo Vigan{\`o} and Mauro Mondelli and Bruno Maria Cesana and Massimo Colombo},
  journal={Journal of viral hepatitis},
  year={2000},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={297-301}
}
Drug users with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are frequently co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1), but it is still not clear whether HIV-1 worsens the natural history of hepatitis C. To investigate this, we conducted a multicentre observational study in 163 drug addicts with histologically documented hepatitis C, 92 of whom were also infected with HIV-1: 25 (27%) were CDC stage II, 53 (58%) were CDC stage III and 14 (15%) were CDC stage IV. Eighty-eight (54… CONTINUE READING

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