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Lifespan
Jun 21, 2000

Does Hepatitus C shorten the lifespan of a person with Aids?

Response from Dr. Dieterich

See the previous question. Certainly genotype 1 hepatitis C seems to shorten the lifespan of HIV patients. Lately, though, liver failure is becoming the leading cause of death at many centers of people living with HIV. DTD



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