Hepatitis C remains major problem for HIV patients despite antiretroviral therapy

March 19, 2014 3:50 PM

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Hepatitis C remains major problem for HIV patients despite antiretroviral therapy

PHILADELPHIA—A new study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that the risk of hepatitis C-associated serious liver disease persists in HIV patients otherwise benefitting from antiretroviral therapy (ART) to treat HIV.

It has been suggested that ART slows hepatitis C-associated liver fibrosis; however, whether rates of severe liver complications in patients co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C receiving ART were similar to those with just hepatitis C remained unclear.

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