|Hepatitis affecting AIDS
Jun 21, 2000
How does Hepatitis C affect AIDS
Response from Dr. Dieterich
That is a good question. There are several studies, one from Italy and one from the Atlanta VA that suggest that HCV has no effect on HIV. However, it does appear that some studies show the opposite effect i.e., that HCV does increase perinatal transmission and decreases T cell. A study from England has shown that genotype 1 HCV patients die from AIDS much faster than all other genotypes. There is not a clear answer to this question. Both diseases should be treated by experienced health care providers. DTD
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