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Title: Hep C and HIV Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk Than HIV Alone
Post by: Hep Editors on October 23, 2017, 10:06:08 am
Having hepatitis C virus (HCV) in addition to HIV is associated with an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) compared with having only HIV. People with HIV already have as much as twice the risk of CVD compared with the general population.

Publishing their findings in the Journal of Viral Hepatology, researchers conducted a meta-analysis of four studies of people with HIV and hep C that examined CVD risk. The studies were all among adults and included populations of people in which none had experienced a CVD-related health event at the outset of the study period and a comparison group of people who only had HIV and not HCV.

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