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Title: Hep C Linked to Raised Risk of Kidney Disease and Bone Loss in Those With HIV
Post by: Hep Editors on February 15, 2017, 10:12:25 am
People with HIV who are coinfected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have an increased risk of kidney disease and bone disorders, aidsmap reports. Additionally, among those with HIV and HCV, a failed cure of the latter virus is associated with a higher risk of diabetes compared with a successful cure.
Publishing their findings in Clinical Infectious Diseases, researchers from the Swiss HIV Cohort study analyzed data on about 5,000 people with HIV, half of whom had antibodies to HCV (meaning they had at least been exposed to the virus) and half who did not (meaning they had never been exposed to HCV).