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Title: Detectable HIV and Lower CD4 Count Raise Liver Cancer Risk
Post by: Hep Editors on May 08, 2019, 10:29:04 am
People with HIV who spend more time with a detectable viral load and those with low CD4 T-cell levels are at higher risk of developing liver cancer without advanced fibrosis, according to research presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2019) last week in Seattle.

As expected, having hepatitis B or C was associated with a higher likelihood of developing liver cancer regardless of the extent of liver fibrosis. But among those with less fibrosis, HIV viremia and worse immune suppression also played a role, reported Jessie Torgersen, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia.