Cincy Science: University of Cincinnati research could change how HIV-infected patients are treated

HIV patients with hepatitis C are affected

CINCINNATI -- A recent study conducted in part by the University of Cincinnati may radically change treatment for people who are infected with both HIV and hepatitis C.

The new findings contradict earlier beliefs that continuing to use HIV drug therapy in those also infected with  hepatitis C harmed liver function. About 25 to 30 percent of those infected with HIV, the AIDS virus, also carry the hepatitis C virus, making the new study important to the treatment of a wide swath of HIV-infected patients.

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