Published in AIDS Weekly, August 28th, 2000
"Drug users with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are frequently coinfected with HIV-1, but it is still not clear whether HIV-1 worsens the natural history of hepatitis C," stated R. Romeo and colleagues, University Milan, Italy. "To investigate this, we conducted a multicenter observational study in 163 drug addicts with histologically documented hepatitis C, 92 of whom were also infected with HIV-1: 25 (27%) were U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) stage II, 53 (58%) were CDC stage III and 14 (15%) were CDC stage IV. ...
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