Treatment of acute hepatitis C virus infection in HIV-infected MSM: the effect of treatment duration.

Published: June 19, 2011


We evaluated hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment and the effect of treatment duration (24 versus 48 weeks) on treatment outcome among 50 HIV-infected men who have sex with men with acute HCV infection in Amsterdam. Overall sustained virological response (SVR) rate was 76%. Treatment duration was not significantly associated with SVR (adjusted odds ratio = 2.32; 95% confidence interval 0.39-13.97), suggesting that 24-week treatment may be sufficient for acute HCV infection in HIV-coinfected patients.

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