Policy Brief - Hepatitis C and HIV: Addressing the Dual Epidemic. Treat Asia. (2014)

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HCV has been described as a “dual epidemic” with HIV because it is highly prevalent in HIV-endemic areas and it disproportionately affects vulnerable populations that also have a high risk of developing HIV infection—especially in Asia and Eastern Europe.2 HIV/HCV co-infection has emerged as an urgent public health issue that is jeopardizing the progress made in addressing the HIV epidemic.

 

Keywords: hepatitis C, HCV, treatment, testing, prevention

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