Short report: Lack of evidence of hepatitis C and HIV co-infection among men who have sex with men in Peru

Javier R. Lama, Aldo Lucchetti, Cesar Cabezas, Luis Suarez-Ognio, Jorge Sanchez

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection occurs among human immunodeficiency virus (HlV)-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) because of shared routes of transmission. To assess the association between HCV and HIV infection among MSM in Peru, we conducted a matched case-control study (162 HIV-positive cases and 324 HIV-negative controls) among participants of an HIV sentinel surveillance survey in six urban cities. The HCV infection was initially screened using anti-HCV ELISA and immunoblot assay, and thereafter confirmed by the HCV RNA qualitative assay. Among cases, no confirmed HCV infection was found while among controls, only two confirmed HCV infections were reported (0.62%). This matched case-control reports a very low probability of association between HCV and HIV coinfection and suggests a very low prevalence of HCV infection among MSM in Peru.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)184-186
Número de páginas3
PublicaciónAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volumen81
N.º1
DOI
EstadoPublicada - jul 2009

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