Volume : IX, Issue : VII, July - 2020

A STUDY ON HEPATITIS C VIRAL CO-INFECTION IN PEOPLE LIVING WITH HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS

Dr. Pallati Alekhya, Dr. V. Rama Devi

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One of the leading causes of liver related morbidities in PLHA (People living with HIV and AIDS) is HCV (Hepatitis C virus) co-infection. This study was undertaken to screen PLHA attending Government general hospital, Mahabubnagar, Telangana. 150 participants were included in the study. Detailed demographic profile and history of patients was noted. HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus) status was confirmed with the 3 principles according to NACO guidelines. Out of 150 participants, 50 were healthy controls and 100 were HIV positive. HIV positive serum samples were collected and subjected to Hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody test. CD4 count was also correlated. Frequent screening for HCV in PLHA is essential to initiate early treatment and prevent advancement of liver disease.

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A STUDY ON HEPATITIS C VIRAL CO-INFECTION IN PEOPLE LIVING WITH HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS, Dr. Pallati Alekhya, Dr. V. Rama Devi GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : Volume-9 | Issue-7 | July-2020


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