Interactions between HIV and hepatitis B and C

 

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dc.contributor.author Maartens, Gary
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-11T08:48:22Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-11T08:48:22Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Maartens, G. (2003). Interactions between HIV and hepatitis B or C. Continuing Medical Education, 21(6), 339. Retrieved from http://www.cmej.org.za/index.php/cmej/article/view/1241/984 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0256-2170 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20274
dc.identifier.uri http://www.cmej.org.za/index.php/cmej/article/view/1241/984
dc.description.abstract HIV shares routes of transmission with the chronic hepatitis viruses B and C. All three can be transmitted by blood products or needle sharing in intravenous drug users. HIV and hepatitis B can also be transmitted sexually and vertically (hepatitis C is seldom transmitted by these routes). Therefore it is not surprising that co-infection with HIV and hepatitis B or C is common. Co-infection particularly affects hepatitis virus infections. There appears to be no effect of either hepatitis B or C on the natural history of HIV, but co-infection complicates the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Complications of chronic viral hepatitis have emerged as leading causes of morbidity and mortality in HIV-infected patients in regions where there is ready access to HAART. Medical therapy of chronic hepatitis B and C is complex and expensive, and should be undertaken only by specialists in the field. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ en_ZA
dc.source South African Journal for Continuing Medical Education en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://www.cmej.org.za/index.php/cmej/index
dc.title Interactions between HIV and hepatitis B and C en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2015-12-24T09:20:24Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Medicine en_ZA
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