Published in Hepatitis Weekly, August 12th, 2002
Yet some people are resistant to infection: the reason for this is a mutation in their DNA that prevents HIV from invading certain immune cells and destroying them. Bonn, Germany scientists have now discovered, however, that this resistance to HIV increases the probability of a persistent infection with hepatitis C, a disease that can also be fatal. The findings recently published in the journal Gastroenterology may influence possible therapeutic strategies for tackling HIV infections.
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