Hepatic Disease in HIV-Infected Patients

  • Author: Mark S. Sulkowski, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 9/4/18 (What's New)


  • Prevalence of HCV coinfection varies depending on the route of HIV transmission, ranging from 10% to 14% among persons reporting high-risk sexual exposure to approximately 85% to 90% among those reporting injection drug use[Sulkowski 2003; Vandelli 2004]
  • In the United States and Europe, approximately 25% to 33% of all HIV-infected persons are HCV infected[Kim 2013; Rockstroh 2005]
  • Among HIV-infected men, 75% of individuals who seroconvert to become HCV positive are infected by nonparenteral means[Taylor 2011]

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