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Trop Doct. 2011 Jul;41(3):170-1. doi: 10.1258/td.2011.110054. Epub 2011 Jun 15.

Co-infection with hepatitis viruses among HIV-infected individuals at a tertiary care centre in South India.

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  • 1Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India. medkranthi@gmail.com


We studied the occurrence of hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) virus co-infections in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals in a tertiary care centre. The occurrence of co-infections in our study was less than in the literature reported from the West. However, routine screening of these co-infections in HIV patients is recommended to avoid possible liver-related morbidity and mortality as a part of improving their quality of life.

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