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Forum Name: AIDS

Question: Hepatitis C incidence on HIV+ people

 cosmicblue - Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:08 pm

My question is why does Hepatitis C have more chance to infect
HIV+ people than HIV- people in a risk situation?

For the case that a HIV+ person and a HIV- person have healthy
diet habits, practice safe sex and never use drugs, should the
HIV+ person have to take any extra advice than a HIV- person
against protecting from Hepatitis
, beyond the HIV+ immunologic
system status?

Thanks in advance
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:06 am

User avatar Hello,Intravenous drug users IDUs most of them would become positive for hepatitisC even before contracting HIV.So there is a base population on which HIV coexists.Also now HIV people live longer thanks to therapy, however shows up the complications of hepatitisC which develop after many years.Also drugs used in HIV do have some bearing on the liver and thus coexisting disease makes treatment difficult in some.The precautions taken would be similar for HIV negative or positive.Best wishes.

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