A Study Of Prevalence Of Hiv And Hcv Infection And Their Co-Infection In Patients In A Tertiary Care Hospital In Navi Mumbai

  • Dr A. Bhesania Hodiwala Professor, Department of Microbiology, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, INDIA
  • Ms A. Kore Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, INDIA
  • Ms K. Bisht MSc. Medical Microbiology Student, Department of Microbiology, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, INDIA
Keywords: HIV, HCV, HIV-HCV co-infection, risk factors

Abstract

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has been an important and familiar health and social crisis for two decades. Less familiar, but also important, is Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection. These two viruses are similar in a number of ways, and infection with both is a serious problem. Both HCV and HIV are transmitted by exposure to infected blood.

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Published
2015-02-28
Section
Case Report