Joint working to treat hepatitis C in hard-to-reach patients who are co-infected: a case study example
As a result of shared routes of transmission, at least one quarter of people living with HIV globally are also infected with hepatitis C (HCV) and the rate of
co-infection in the UK is estimated to be approximately 9%. Hepatitis C does not have an effect on HIV progression, but despite advances in treatment,
patients who are co-infected with HIV and HC are still at higher risk of developing liver cirrhosis.
HIV Nursing 2018; 18: 68–66.
Lindsay Chalmers, Sara Lamond, Linda Panton
Blood Borne Virus Clinical Nurse Specialist, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh,NHS Lothian,Senior Charge Nurse, NHS Lothian