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Author Topic: Starting HIV Treatment Improves Liver Fibrosis  (Read 7823 times)

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Starting HIV Treatment Improves Liver Fibrosis
« on: July 07, 2017, 10:27:36 am »
People who begin antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for HIV generally see their liver fibrosis (scarring) improve, including those with and without hepatitis B or C viruses (HBV/HCV). The improvement tends to occur during the first few months of ARV treatment, while worsening of liver damage tends to come later and progress over years.

Chinese researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study of HIV-positive individuals starting ARVs in Yunnan, China. They sought to assess the effect of ARV initiation on long-term changes of liver fibrosis according to the Fibrosis-4, or FIB-4, system of scoring the severity of liver damage.



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