Improved prevention, control for HIV/HCV coinfection recommended in Asia

  • April 17, 2014

The prevalence of HIV and hepatitis C virus coinfection across South Asia and Southeast Asia is widely variable, but epidemics of coinfection have become more frequent and call for comprehensive prevention and control strategies, according to recent study findings.

In a literature review, researchers identified 13 papers published in 2012 and 2013 on HIV/HCV coinfection in South Asia and Southeast Asia that included data on rates of coinfection prevalence and risk factors. These included one retrospective study, one case-control study and 11 cross-sectional studies. The sample populations in the studies ranged from 126 to 16,124.

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