February 7, 2014
HIV Accelerates Damage
HIV "essentially drives every part of the bad part of [the] pathway" of HCV's progression in humans, Cox said. Acute infection, chronic infection, cirrhosis and late-stage complications (HCC, transplant and death) are all exacerbated by the presence of HIV.
A 2008 study indicated that, over time, HIV-coinfected patients are increasingly more likely than HCV-monoinfected patients to develop cirrhosis.
Myles Helfand is the editorial director of TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com.
Follow Myles on Twitter: @MylesatTheBody.
|HIV-Positive Individuals on Treatment Lose More Years of Life to Smoking Than to HIV|
|More Age-Related Illnesses in Older People With HIV Than Comparable HIV-Negatives|
|This Week in HIV Research: HIV Reservoirs Remain Obstacles to Cure; "Redesigned" Antibodies Show Promise; and Is 85% Adherence Enough?|
|Advocates for Women Talk About CROI 2015|
|Novel, Broadly Active HIV Inhibitor Shows Potential for Vaccine|
|This Week in HIV Research: Another Route for Gene Therapy; Drugmaker and University Team Up for HIV Cure|