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)

Summary

  • HIV infection alters the natural history of HCV disease and is associated with increased likelihood of chronicity following acute infection, accelerated rate of progression of end-stage liver disease, and increased risk of liver-related death[Weber 2006]
  • HIV-1 RNA suppression and achievement of HCV sustained virologic response appeared to be protective against end-stage liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver-related death[Limketkai 2012]

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