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Easy C Guide to Coinfection
HIV mainly attacks the body’s immune system cells and Hep C mainly attacks liver cells. When someone has both HIV and Hep C together it can make it much harder for the body to fight HIV and Hep C. In fact, Hep C is the most common reason why people with HIV get sick and die.
A Guide to Coinfection
When a person is infected with two or more different disease-causing organisms it is called coinfection. Infection with the hepatitis C virus is the most common coinfection in people with HIV, and hepatitis C is categorized as an HIV-related opportunistic illness. Complications related to HIV/HCV coinfection have become an increasingly important medical issue in people with HIV.