Hepatitis C Management in Special Populations

  • Author: Mark S. Sulkowski, MD (More Info)
  • Editor In Chief: Stefan Zeuzem, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 8/17/18 (What's New)

Summary

  • HIV infection alters the natural history of HCV disease and is associated with increased chronicity, accelerated progression to end-stage liver disease, and increased risk of liver-related death[Weber 2006; Soriano 2013]
    • Risk of hepatic decompensation remains elevated in patients with HCV/HIV coinfection, even with ART[Lo Re 2014]
    • Urgency for HCV treatment is greater in persons with HCV/HIV-coinfection than in HCV monoinfection

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