Hepatitis C and HIV
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- Smith, J.O. & Sterling, R.K. Curr Gastroenterol Rep (2007) 9: 83. doi:10.1007/s11894-008-0025-8
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HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are global health concerns, and coinfection with these viruses is common due to shared routes of transmission. Mortality rates from AIDS and HIV-associated opportunistic infections have decreased since the institution of highly active antiretroviral therapy, but the incidence of liver-related mortality in coinfected patients has subsequently risen significantly. This increase in progression of liver disease and its subsequent increased mortality have spurred research into the optimization of evaluation and management of the HIV-HCV coinfected patient.