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Title: CD4 Cells Decline After People With HIV Contract Hepatitis C
Post by: Hep Editors on March 05, 2019, 10:18:08 am
Contracting hepatitis C virus (HCV) is associated with a sustained, albeit impermanent, decline in CD4 cells among people with HIV, Infectious Disease Advisor reports. This holds true regardless of how long individuals had HIV prior to contracting HCV or whether they are taking antiretrovirals (ARVs).

Publishing their findings in the journal AIDS, researchers assembled a cohort of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) who contracted HCV while participating in 17 cohorts within the CASCADE Collaboration. The date when each man contracted HIV was well estimated in all cases.