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Hepatitis C Main Forums => Hepatitis C and HIV Coinfection => Topic started by: iana5252 on June 22, 2011, 10:24:05 pm

Title: How is Hep C different if you also have HIV?
Post by: iana5252 on June 22, 2011, 10:24:05 pm
There have been a number of studies showing that HIV can have a negative effect on the way HCV acts in the body. For starters, HIV can increase the chance that someone with chronic HCV infection will experience cirrhosis of the liver. As discussed in the last question, approximately 20 to 25 of every 85 people with healthy immune systems who have chronic HCV infection will go on to develop cirrhosis of the liver within 20 years. If HIV is also present, approximately 30 to 35 of every 85 people will likely experience cirrhosis.

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