Published in AIDS Weekly, March 6th, 2006
"HIV co-infection is associated with reduced HCV treatment response rates and accelerated HCV-related liver disease. Cytokines play an important role in regulating hepatic inflammation and fibrogenesis during chronic HCV infection, yet the roles of HIV and/or its therapies on cytokine expression are unknown," wrote J.T. Blackard and colleagues, Massachusetts General Hospital.
"Total RNA was extracted from liver biopsies of 12 HCV monoinfected and 14 HCV/HIV co-infected persons. We used real-time PCR to...
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