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Title: Hep C Cure Impact Greatest on Those With Advanced Fibrosis
Post by: Hep Editors on August 07, 2017, 10:21:23 am
Curing hepatitis C virus (HCV) in those coinfected with HIV is most likely to reduce the risk of death among those who have advanced fibrosis. Consequently, researchers stress the importance of treating HCV among this population.

Looking to identify modifiable risk factors associated with a reduced risk of death among HIV/HCV-coinfected individuals, researchers analyzed data from the Canadian Coinfection Cohort, which includes 1,695 people with both viruses receiving medical care at 18 clinics across Canada. This represents about a quarter of all coinfected Canadians.