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Title: People With HIV Are at Risk for Liver Fibrosis and Fatty Liver
Post by: Hep Editors on August 04, 2017, 10:16:06 am
Metabolic syndrome, diabetes and obesity are risk factors for the development of liver fibrosis and fat accumulation among people living with HIV, even if they don’t also have hepatitis B or C, according to a pair of studies presented last week at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in Paris (IAS 2017).

In the era of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), which has reduced the number of deaths from opportunistic infections, liver disease has become a major cause of illness and death among people with HIV. In many cases coinfection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) plays a role, but people can develop serious liver disease even without these viruses.