High number of CD56bright NK-cells and persistently low CD4+ T-cells in a hemophiliac HIV/HCV co-infected patient without opportunistic infections

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Both the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV), either alone or as coinfections, persist in their hosts by destroying and/or escaping immune defenses, with high morbidity as consequence. In some cases, however, a balance between infection and immunity is reached, leading to prolonged asymptomatic periods. We report a case of such an… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1743-422X-10-33

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