An epidemiological study on Hepatitis C virus coinfected with AIDS

  • Freitas Guimaraes
Keywords: AIDS, Hepatitis C virus, coinfection, clinical progression, epidemiological study


Hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection is common among HIV-infected persons, particularly among persons who acquired HIV parenterally through injection drug use or through receipt of blood products(e.g.,patientswith hemophilia). A growing number of studies that have mainly been conducted in these risk groups indicate that HIV infection increases the risk of HCVrelated cirrhosis