Patients co-infected with HIV and HCV more likely to suffer liver decompensation

Patients co-infected with HIV and HCV more likely to suffer liver decompensationMarch 17, 2014 21:00Health News

Despite treatment with antiretroviral therapy (ART), patients co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) have higher rates of liver decompensation than patients with HCV alone, according to an article being published in Annals of Internal Medicine.Up to 30 percent of patients with HIV also are often co-infected with HCV and HCV-related liver complications are an important cause of morbidity in co-infected patients. It has been suggested that ART slows HCV-associated liver fibrosis. …read more

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