Chronic hepatitis B and C co-infection and risk for the development of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in HIV-infected patients: A multinational cohort study

Heiner Bucher

Status: completed Duration: Jun 2013 - Oct 2016

Despite the success of modern antiretroviral therapy Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) continues to be an important cause of AIDS and AIDS related mortality in HIV-infected individuals. Hepatitis C (HCV) and Hepatitis B (HBV) co-infection is highly prevalent in HIV-infected individuals. We will investigate whether chronic HBV and HCV co-infection are associated with an increased risk of NHL and death, as there is growing evidence for such an association in HIV-negative population. This research question will be addressed using data from the Collaboration of Observational HIV Epidemiological Research in Europe study (COHERE in EUROCOORD).

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