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Author Topic: HIV-Positive Gay Men Who Contract Hep C Risk Rapid Liver Damage  (Read 9598 times)

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HIV-Positive Gay Men Who Contract Hep C Risk Rapid Liver Damage
« on: October 25, 2017, 02:19:27 pm »
Men who have sex with men (MSM) who are living with HIV and contract hepatitis C virus (HCV) are at risk of rapid progression of liver fibrosis (scarring), aidsmap reports. Multiple U.S. and European studies have reached this conclusion, and now a larger study on the topic has come out of Germany.

There is an epidemic of sexually transmitted HCV among HIV-positive MSM in particular. HIV-negative MSM are also at risk but apparently to a lesser extent.

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