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Author Topic: Fatty Liver Disease Is Rising Among People Living With HIV  (Read 724 times)

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Fatty Liver Disease Is Rising Among People Living With HIV
« on: July 17, 2019, 11:04:26 am »
Now that hepatitis C can be successfully treated, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is accounting for a growing share of serious liver problems and liver-related death among people living with HIV, according to research presented at the 2019 International Liver Congress last week in Vienna.

As highly effective treatments for hepatitis B and C lead to reduced mortality among people with HIV, “NAFLD is becoming an increasingly important cause of liver disease,” said presenter Zobair Younossi, MD, PhD, of Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, Virginia. In the future, he suggested, NAFLD could become the leading cause of liver disease in this population.

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