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Hepatitis C and HIV Coinfection


Published Date: 11/01/2022

Expiration Date: 05/31/2025

CE Credit: CME:1CNE: 1


Approximately 5% of adults with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection have coinfection with HIV, which accelerates the progression of hepatic fibrosis and can result in a more aggressive course of liver disease. As such, treatment of both HCV and HIV should have high priority in persons with HCV/HIV coinfection. This course will provide an overview of HCV epidemiology among people living with HIV (PLHIV), review key HCV prevention strategies for PLHIV, discuss screening and diagnostic work-up of HCV among PLHIV and describe the clinical management of HCV/HIV coinfection.


Waridibo Allison,MD, PhD, FACP, CPE, FIDSA

Waridibo (Wari) Allison, MD, PhD, FACP, CPE, FIDSA is an Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) and Medical Director at the San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF). She attended Imperial College School of Medicine, London and completed internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and infectious disease fellowship at NYU. She holds a PhD in Public Health from the Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Australia. Dr. Allison is passionate about improving access to health care for under-served, disadvantaged populations in the US and in resource limited settings overseas, whether that disadvantage is geographical, racial, cultural, gender-based or economical. Her current research focuses on prevention, screening and linkage to care in relation to HIV and viral hepatitis (particularly hepatitis C). She has clinical responsibility for people living with HIV attending the SAAF Care Clinic and as an attending physician on the inpatient infectious disease service at University Hospital, San Antonio. She is the principal investigator and program director of a multi-million dollar US federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded 'project of national significance' for "Curing Hepatitis C among People of Color Living with HIV".

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the epidemiology of hepatitis C among people living with HIV.
  • Discuss strategies to prevent hepatitis C among people living with HIV.
  • Describe screening and diagnostic work-up of hepatitis C.
  • Discuss the clinical management of hepatitis C/HIV coinfection.

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