HCV increased risk for HIV neuroretinal disorder

Hepatitis C virus was a risk factor for HIV-associated neuroretinal disorder, researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found.The researchers evaluated risk factors for HIV-associated neuroretinal disorder (HIV-NRD) among 244 patients with HIV-NRD and 1,332 patients without. All patients were enrolled in the Longitudinal Studies of Ocular Complications of AIDS (LSOCA). In a multivariable analysis, HIV-NRD was significantly associated with chronic HCV infection, being female and nonwhite race.

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