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Ma R. Should men who have sex with men be screened for hepatitis C? Practitioner 2013;257 (1758):5

Should men who have sex with men be screened for hepatitis C?

21 Feb 2013Pais-up subscribers

Reports of acute HCV infection in HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) have emerged where sexual exposure was the only risk factor. In a systematic review, HIV-positive MSM had approximately four times the risk of acquiring acute HCV infection compared with HIV-negative MSM. The data suggest it would be reasonable to consider routine screening for HCV in HIV-positive MSM.

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