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Author Topic: Gay Men Cured of Hep C Get Reinfected at Much Higher Rate Than Drug Users  (Read 4465 times)

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Among those who are cured of hepatitis C virus (HCV), men who have sex with men (MSM) have a far higher rate of reinfection than people who inject drugs (PWID), the National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (NATAP) reports. In a study of a German cohort, nearly 10 percent of the MSM who were cured of HCV were reinfected annually, likely through sex with men.

Starting in February 2014, researchers from the German Hepatitis C Cohort (GECCO) enrolled in the cohort people who were treated for hep C with direct-acting antivirals. This analysis, the findings of which were presented at the 2018 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston, excluded individuals who were not cured of hep C and those who stopped making clinic visits.

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https://www.hepmag.com/article/gay-men-cured-hep-c-get-reinfected-much-higher-rate-drug-users

 


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