Another team of researchers at the Veteran's Administration (VA) in the U.S. conducted an analysis of its dataset, focusing on 23,155 HIV-positive people whose health information had been collected between October 1997 and October 2004. This second VA analysis was interested in finding associations between hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, HIV and health outcomes such as the presence of kidney disease and survival.
The study team found the following:
Taking many factors into account, and compared to co-infected people with normal kidney function, having an eGFR less than 60 -- an indicator of declining kidney health -- was highly linked to an increased risk of death, as follows:
The VA analysis should stimulate initiatives to improve medical care for co-infected people, specifically ensuring that they receive HAART as well as therapy for HCV infection and complications such as depression, heart and kidney disease.
The content on this page is free of advertiser influence and was produced by our editorial team. See our content and advertising policies.
|What's Hot in HIV Cure Research?|
|Extensively Drug-Resistant HIV Yields to a New Drug: Ibalizumab|
|A Review of Long-Acting HIV Treatment and Prevention|
|Top Menu Items From the Boiling Cauldron of HIV Clinical Research|
|This Week in HIV Research: Researchers Exonerate Long-Alleged 'Patient Zero,' and Triggering bNAb Production Shows Promise|