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

  • Multiple international guidelines agree that HCV treatment should be considered in the HCV/HIV-coinfected person
    • Immediate treatment should be prioritized in HCV/HIV-coinfected patients due to increased risk of hepatic complications (Management Guidelines)[AASLD-IDSA HCV]
    • In patients with CD4+ cell count < 200 cells/mm3, it may be preferable to improve the CD4+ cell count by initiating ART before HCV treatment

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