Hep C screen vital in men with HIV

A survey of 2000 men who have sex with men (MSM) in Sydney also found the rate of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in HIV-positive men was four times higher than in HIV-negative men.

Men co-infected with HIV and HCV were more likely than HIV or HCV mono-infected men to report several sexual and drug use practices that may increase the risk of virus transmission, researchers from the University of New South Wales’s Centre for Social Research in Health found.

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