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May 14, 2005

Would viral interference caused by simultaneous acquistiton HIV/Hep C keep serum viremia for either pathogen undetectable in the absence of an immune response for a prolonged or indefinite period?

Response from Dr. McGovern

Theoretically, viral interference can occur. However, in the setting of acute infection, I am unaware of any patient not having detectable virus due to simultaneous acquisition of two viruses. Dr. McGovern

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