J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2021 Jul 14. Epub 2021 Jul 14.
Kombewa Clinical Research Center, U.S. Army Medical Research Directorate-Africa, Kombewa, Kenya U.S. Military HIV Research Program, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA Makerere University Walter Reed Project, Kampala, Uganda.
Objective: HIV and HBV co-infection can accelerate morbidity and mortality, especially in sub-Saharan Africa where both infections are common. While inflammation contributes to disease progression, more information is needed to better understand the pathology. This study compared markers of cirrhosis and inflammation in HIV/HBV coinfected individuals compared to monoinfected and uninfected patients. Read More