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Hepatitis C Main Forums => Hepatitis C and HIV Coinfection => Topic started by: Hep Editors on March 14, 2018, 10:30:54 am

Title: Older HIV Meds Linked to Liver Damage, but Treating Virus Dials Back Risk
Post by: Hep Editors on March 14, 2018, 10:30:54 am
People with HIV who were treated with the antiretrovirals Retrovir (zidovudine, or AZT) or Videx (didanosine, or ddI) have a greater risk of liver damage, although hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection is associated with the greatest elevated risk of this health outcome, aidsmap reports. Fully suppressing HIV with ARVs is, however, associated with a 50 percent reduction in such risk.

Retrovir and Videx were among the first available ARVs and are associated with numerous toxicities. They are not commonly prescribed to treat HIV today.