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Cirrhosis severity and CD4 cell counts were linked to a greater chance of developing liver cancer.
This holds true regardless of how long they’ve had HIV or whether they’re on antiretrovirals.
Those who begin antiretrovirals with a higher CD4 count and CD4 to CD8 ratio are more likely to experience immune recovery.
I call it the HULK drink, because that’s exactly what it is, a powerhouse to good health and strength.
Hepatitis C is linked to accelerated differentiation of CD4 and CD8 cellsâ€”major building blocks of the immune systemâ€”into specif...
People with HIV who are coinfected with either hep B or C experience diminished response to treatment and have a greater risk of death.
Hepatitis B virus infection raises the risk of death by 75 percent for those who are also coinfected with hepatitis C virus and HIV.
Fibrosis in those coinfected with HCV and HIV is comparable in severity to that found in people mono- infected with hep C a decade older.
A newly discovered gene crucial for the survival of embryos may become instrumental in the fight against chronic infections.
A second virus confronts people living with HIV.
A little more than a decade ago, there wasn’t much hope for HIV-positive people with a failing organ, such as a liver ravaged by hep C-related...
Aging and inflammation have become familiar words in the HIV lexicon, up there with terms like CD4 cells, viral load and antiretrovirals.
Having HIV means monitoring your health regularly. You’ll have blood drawn every three to six months to see how well you are respond...
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