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Hepatitis C Main Forums => Hepatitis C and HIV Coinfection => Topic started by: Hep Editors on March 27, 2019, 10:30:43 am

Title: HIV No Longer Raises Risk of Severe Liver Disease in Those With Hep C
Post by: Hep Editors on March 27, 2019, 10:30:43 am
Among people with hepatitis C virus (HCV), being coinfected with HIV is no longer associated with an increased risk of decompensated cirrhosis, also known as end-stage liver disease, or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, the most common form of liver cancer), aidsmap reports.

Past research indicated that HIV coinfection among those with HCV increased the risk of end-stage liver disease and liver cancer. But researchers believe that improved antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for HIV as well as higher rates of people on ARV treatment in recent years have mitigated these excess risks.