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Statin Initiation Associated With Reduced Risk of ALI in HIV, HCV Infection


Background: The prescribing of statins in persons living with HIV and/or chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) is expected to increase based on new treatment guidelines for hyperlipidemia. Statin therapy has been associated with acute liver injury (ALI) in the general population; however, whether persons with HIV and/or HCV are at increased risk for statin-associated ALI remains unknown. Objective: To compare the risk of ALI among HIV mono-infected, HCV mono-infected, HIV/HCV coinfected, more...
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