HCV Testing, Diagnosis Being Overlooked in People With HIV

By Tim Horn

Published on March 23, 2o12 on AIDSMEDS

Although hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a common and serious coinfection among people living with HIV, it often goes undiagnosed, even in a major U.S. city with multiple HIV care providers and a clinic dedicated to caring for people with both infections. This is the finding of a Miami cohort study reported Tuesday, March 6, at the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle.

Conducted by Khaled Deeb, MD, of the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine and his colleagues, the analysis presented in Seattle involved a medical chart review of 14,900 people living with HIV, who were in care for more than a year during the period between 2000 and 2011.

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