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Prevention of Hepatitis Infection in HIV-Infected Patients

  • Edgar Turner Overton
  • Judith A. Aberg
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Abstract

For HIV-infected persons with access to potent antiretroviral therapy (ART), HIV infection can be controlled, and medically managed like other chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and hypertension [1, 2]. Despite the spectacular advances in therapy, there remain significant challenges for HIV care providers. Coinfection with viral hepatitis is one of these challenges, as liver-related diseases now are the leading significant cause of non-AIDS related deaths among HIV-infected patients [3, 4].

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases DivisionWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, Bellevue Hospital CenterNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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