Published in Hepatitis Weekly, March 14th, 2005
According to published research from Italy, "it has been previously demonstrated that platelets (PLTs) can bind and transport human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infectious virions. Hepatitis C virus (HCV)-HIV-1 co-infection occurs frequently among users of illicit intravenous drugs, thereby increasing the severity of HIV disease and the evolution toward chronic active hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma of HCV-related hepatitis. In the present study we investigated whether or not PLTs can...
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