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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Co-infection with hepatitis B worsens HIV-related outcomes

Co-infection with hepatitis B virus increases the risk of AIDS or death for patients newly diagnosed with HIV, investigators from the US military report in the online edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Individuals with chronic hepatitis B infection were twice as likely to progress to AIDS/death compared to patients who were only infected with HIV.

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