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Selenium & HCV/HIV Coinfection
Feb 11, 2007

How Selenium can influence the course of HCV/HIV Coinfection?

Response from Dr. McGovern

I am not aware of any information that selenium affects the course of HIV/HCV infection.

Alcohol is the major issue here. Avoidance of alcohol is recommmended. Patients with HIV/HCV coinfection should have evaluation of HCV RNA and then a liver biopsy to determine if they have disease. If so, treatment should be considered.

Hepatitis A and B vaccination should also be given.



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