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Hepatitis C Main Forums => Hepatitis C and HIV Coinfection => Topic started by: Hep Editors on April 09, 2018, 10:35:51 am

Title: How HIV Alters Cells May Facilitate Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C
Post by: Hep Editors on April 09, 2018, 10:35:51 am
HIV apparently leads to changes to a particular kind of immune cell in the mucosal lining of the rectum that facilitates the transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) through anal intercourse.

There is a rising epidemic of sexually transmitted HCV among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) in Western nations. HIV-negative MSM may also be at risk but apparently to a lesser extent than their HIV-positive counterparts.

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