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Title: Hep C Epidemic in French Gay & Bi Men Now Includes Those With & Without HIV
Post by: Hep Editors on June 07, 2019, 10:20:23 am
Among French men who have sex with men (MSM), the epidemic of sexually transmitted hepatitis C virus (HCV) that was once largely restricted to HIV-positive men is now apparently spreading to those who do not have HIV, aidsmap reports.

Publishing their findings in Clinical Infectious Diseases, researchers analyzed data on all reported diagnoses of acute HCV (meaning the virus had been contracted very recently) among MSM between 2014 and 2017 in Lyon, France. The investigators conducted genetic analyses of each man’s hep C to determine whether their infections were closely related to those of others.

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