Published in AIDS Weekly, September 27th, 2004
According to a study from France, "From 1996 to 2002, hepatitis C virus (HCV) typing was prospectively performed for 1,281 unselected HCV-infected and viremic patients, irrespective of their clinical status. Eighty-three patients (6.5%) were coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and HCV.
"A total of 1,195 strains were identified by a serotype screening (Murex HCV Serotyping 1-6 assay) and/or genotyping (Inno-LiPA HCV II) test."
"The distribution of HCV types showed an unusually high rate of type 5 (14.2%) that was stable over time and...
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