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HCV Rectal Shedding Detected in HIV-Positive MSM


Background: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) has not been thought to be highly transmissible through sexual exposure. Recent reports describe an increased prevalence of HCV among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) in whom receptive anal intercourse is the only risk factor identified. Objective: To evaluate whether anal intercourse might be involved with HCV transmission. Design: Laboratory investigation at Mount Sinai measuring HCV viral load (VL) in HIV-positive MSM co-infected w more...
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