Journal Article

Interaction between HIV-1 and HCV infections: towards a new entity?

Maria Winnock, Dominique Salmon-Céron, François Dabis and Geneviève Chêne

in Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Published on behalf of British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Volume 53, issue 6, pages 936-946
Published in print June 2004 | ISSN: 0305-7453
Published online June 2004 | e-ISSN: 1460-2091 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkh200
Interaction between HIV-1 and HCV infections: towards a new entity?

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Since human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) share the same modes of transmission, HIV–HCV co-infected patients are relatively common. Until recently, the clinical course of HCV in co-infected patients was overshadowed by the high morbidity and mortality of HIV disease. Recent reductions in morbidity and mortality among HIV-infected patients due to the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), have contributed to the emergence of HCV as a significant viral pathogen in this population. This article reviews the current evidence on the epidemiology and clinical implications of an interaction between HIV-1 and HCV infections.

Keywords: Keywords: prevalence, epidemiology, fibrosis, liver, HAART

Journal Article.  9719 words. 

Subjects: Medical Oncology ; Critical Care

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