Hepatitis C Virus Treatment in HIV

  • Raymond Chung
  • Gyanprakash Avinash Ketwaroo


Since the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), HIV has been successfully converted into a chronic condition. In place of traditional opportunistic infections, Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)–related liver disease has emerged as a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in HIV infected persons [1]. HIV–HCV coinfected patients have an accelerated rate of fibrosis, developing cirrhosis more rapidly than those with HCV alone [2]. Among those with HCVrelated decompensated liver disease, HIV coinfection also increases liver–related mortality [3]. Efforts to treat HCV are, therefore, warranted to forestall these complications.


Sustained Virologic Response Sustained Virologic Response Rate Rapid Virologic Response Early Virological Response Prior Nonresponder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of GastroenterologyBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA

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