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Drug Combo Can Sure Hepatitis C in Patients With HIV

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A new combination drug therapy cures chronic hepatitis C in most patients also infected with HIV—and without the side effects of current treatments.

The advance is important, researchers say, because about a third of HIV patients in the United States also have hepatitis C. There are an estimated 7 million co-infected patients worldwide.

“In many settings, hepatitis C is now a leading cause of death among HIV co-infected patients,” says Mark Sulkowski, professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

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