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How long will the liver stay healthy
Jun 16, 2000

How long will the liver stay healthy in a person who has both Hepatitis C and Aids?

Response from Dr. Dieterich

In an individual case, there is really no guessing without a biopsy. However the population statistics indicate that the median or average time to cirrhosis in people who do not have HIV is about 20 years and it is about 10 years in people who have HIV. The course of disease is about twice as fast in the HIV infected people. DTD



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