Hepatitis C and HIV Co-infection

Hepatitis C And HIV Co-infection

In HIV–HCV co-infected patients, the Hepatitis C (HCV) viral load is higher than in HCV-mono-infected patients in both the plasma and liver tissue. Patients who are HIV-positive are commonly co-infected with HCV due to shared routes of transmission: percutaneous exposure to blood, sexual intercourse, and from a mother to her infant. Infection with HCV can be asymptomatic, self-limiting, or progress to cirrhosis or cancer.

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