HIV plus HCV or HBV linked to poorer treatment response

07/10/2013 | Healio

Study data presented at an AIDS conference found that HIV patients who also were infected with hepatitis B or hepatitis C had worse outcomes, including higher mortality, after taking antiretroviral drugs compared with patients with only HIV. Researchers said HIV patients co-infected with HBV or HCV should be identified and given antiretroviral therapy early to improve outcomes.

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