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Title: Liver Cancer Survival in People With Hep C Not Tied to HIV Status
Post by: Hep Editors on June 05, 2019, 10:37:15 am
Among people with hepatitis C virus (HCV), HIV status has no apparent bearing on the three-year rate of survival following a diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, the most common form of liver cancer), the National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (NATAP) reports.

Presenting their findings at the 2019 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle, researchers analyzed data on 339 people with liver cancer and HIV/HCV coinfection who were members of the GEHEP-002 cohort in Spain between 1999 and 2017. For a comparison group, the study authors selected 118 people with liver cancer who had HCV but not HIV and were patients of a liver unit at a hospital in Seville. The participants were monitored every six months.

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