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ASHM Report Back
Clinical posts from members and guests of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) from various international medical and scientific conferences on HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexual health.
Hep C co-infection and HIV
No impact of HIV on HEPC treatment outcome
95-97% cure rates even in co-infected
Improvement in quality of life occurs v. Quickly with new oral medIcations due to suppression of the Hep C virus.
If there is cirrhosis of the liver, treat for 24 weeks. De compensated cirrhosis may be reversible, but not always.
In Australia, HIV/HCV co infected numbers approx 2,500-3,000