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October 19, 2009

Relapse common in HIV/HCV co-infected patients after treatment for HCV

"Relapse after apparently successful treatment for hepatitis C virus occurs in over a third of individuals who are co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C, Spanish investigators report in the November 1st edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases.

"Relapses were more common in co-infected patients who carried the harder-to-treat hepatitis C 1 and 4 genotypes. Most relapses occurred within three months of the completion of hepatitis therapy, and re-infection with hepatitis C accounted for most of the apparent relapses seen after this time."

Read more in Aidsmap, October 19, 2009.

Note: Also see If HCV Treatment Relapse Occurs, It Occurs Quickly, in POZ.