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  Conference on Retroviruses
and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)
February 13-16, 2017, Seattle WA
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A Systematic HCV-RNA Screening in HIV+ MSM Reveals a High Number of Potential Transmitters: 5% HCV Prevalence, 17% acute HCV incidence, higher rates of condomless sex, IDU, syphillis
  (4.8%) out of the 3'722 MSM harbored a replicating HCV infection [HCV+].....6 (5%)out of the 111 GT1a infections harbored resistance associated variants....31 individuals (17%) had an incident HCV infection, without prior positive HCV test (e.g, HCVantibodies, HCV-RNA) recorded in the SHCS database
Reported by Jules Levin
CROI 2017 Feb 14-16 Seattle, WA
Dominique L. Braun, 1,2, RogerKouyos1,2, Benjamin Hampel1,2, ChristinaGrube1, Huldrych F. Gunthard1,2, Jan S. Fehr1,and the Swiss HIV Cohort Study 1Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland 2Institute of Medical Virology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland