Hepatitis C virus infections in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study: a rapidly evolving epidemic.

  title={Hepatitis C virus infections in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study: a rapidly evolving epidemic.},
  author={Gilles Wandeler and Thomas Gsponer and Andrea Bregenzer and Huldrych F. G{\"u}nthard and Olivier Clerc and Alexandra Calmy and Marcel P Stoeckle and Enos Bernasconi and Hansjakob Furrer and Andri Rauch},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={55 10},
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has a growing impact on morbidity and mortality in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). We assessed trends in HCV incidence in the different HIV transmission groups in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS). METHODS HCV infection incidence was assessed from 1998, when routine serial HCV screening was introduced in the SHCS, until 2011. All HCV-seronegative patients with at least 1 follow-up serology were included. Incidence rates… CONTINUE READING
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