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State of the Region's Health 2007 - Focus on HIV/AIDS

Arrow BulletCo-Infections with HIV/AIDS

  • Woman and ManPersons with HIV, especially injection drug users, can also be infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is estimated that between 50 to 90% of HIV-infected injection drug users are co-infected with HCV. HCV infection can be more serious in persons with HIV.

  • Adults who are co-infected with TB and HIV have a 10% risk of developing active TB disease every year.

Co-Infections with HIV/AIDS (PDF 2 pages, 221KB)

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