Coinfection with HIV-Hepatitis C Can Increase Cancer Risk

People who have HIV are at higher risk of getting lymphoma, about 100 times greater than the general population, a recent study suggests. Even after they get antiretroviral therapy, people who are HIV positive have a 10-fold higher risk of lymphoma. A new study from Europe found that having HIV, plus a hepatitis virus (B, C, or both), further adds to the risk of lymphoma, specifically non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). But in a puzzling finding, the researc

Study Finds Patients with Hepatitis C Have Higher Hospitalization Rate

A study that explored the healthcare burden of chronic infection of the hepatitis C virus found that patients with the disease were more than 3 times likely to be hospitalized than patients in a comparison group. Researchers analyzed data collected over seven years from the Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study, an observational cohort of hepatitis C patients, and compared hospitalization rates with two groups of health system patients. Results of the study,