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Co-infection rates
Nov 24, 2004


What are the latest co-infection rates for HBV/HIV and HCV/HIV?

Thanks much, Cindy

Response from Dr. Dieterich

Both co infections are fairly common. HIV HBV represents about 10-15% of HIV+ people. HCV is much more common. In former IV drug users it is virtually universal, over 90%. Overall about 30-40% of HIV+ persons are co infected with HCV. The good news is that both HBV and HCV are very treatable! HCV is even curable! DTD

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