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