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Feb 29, 2008

Dear Doctor, Why is it so common that HIV infected people will also contract HCV? Or should it be the other way round?

Response from Dr. McGovern

Excellent question.

HIV and HCV share common modes of transmission - mainly injection drug use and less commonly (in the case of HCV) sexual transmission.

In patients who acquire their infections through injection drug use, HCV is usually the first infection.

In patients who acquire their infections sexually, HIV is usually the first infection.



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