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HEPATITIS E VIRUS INFECTION IN HIV-INFECTED PERSONS
Nancy F. Crum-Cianflone, Jennifer Curry, Jan Drobeniuc, Amy Weintrob, Michael Landrum, Anuradha Ganesan, William Bradley, Brian K. Agan, Saleem Kamili and The Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program HIV Working Group
To determine whether hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a cause of hepatitis among HIV-infected persons, we evaluated 1985-2009 data for US military beneficiaries. Evidence of acute or prior HEV infection was detected for 7 (4%) and 5 (3%) of 194 HIV-infected persons, respectively. HEV might be a cause of acute hepatitis among HIV-infected persons.
Key words: hepatitis E, HIV