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.
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