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Author Topic: Heavy Drinking, Hep C Boost Inflammation, Immune Activation in Those With HIV  (Read 465 times)

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People with HIV have higher rates of potentially harmful inflammation and immune activation if they drink heavily, an effect that is even stronger among those with hepatitis C virus (HCV).

Publishing their findings in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, researchers recruited 75 people with HIV, including 15 people with HIV/HCV coinfection, as well as 34 HIV-negative controls who were matched for alcohol use, smoking and other drug use.

The participants provided data on their substance use as well as plasma samples during three visits made over a five-year period. The investigators used the Timeline Followback Interview to assess participants’ recent alcohol use.

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https://www.hepmag.com/article/heavy-drinking-hep-c-boost-inflammation-immune-activation-hiv

 


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