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Title: People With HIV Are Increasingly Missing Intake Appointments for Hep C Care
Post by: Hep Editors on October 10, 2018, 10:24:13 am
HIV-positive individuals coinfected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) increasingly do not show up for intake into medical care for hep C, Infectious Disease Advisor reports.

Publishing their findings in Open Forum Infectious Diseases, researchers analyzed data regarding 202 people with HIV and HCV who among them were scheduled for 349 clinic appointments for hep C care. About half of the individuals were nonwhite, 80 percent had a fully suppressed viral load, 31.7 percent reported drug use, 32.8 percent reported consuming alcohol heavily and 37.8 percent had a mental health disorder.