High Number of Potential Transmitters Revealed in a Population-based Systematic Hepatitis C Virus RNA Screening Among Human Immunodeficiency Virus-infected Men Who Have Sex With Men
Dominique L Braun, Benjamin Hampel, Eileen Martin, Roger Kouyos, Katharina Kusejko, Christina Grube, Markus Flepp, Marcel Stöckle, Anna Conen, Charles Béguelin, Patrick Schmid, Julie Delaloye, Mathieu Rougemont, Enos Bernasconi, Andri Rauch, Huldrych F Günthard, Jürg Böni, Jan S Fehr & Swiss HIV Cohort Study
A systematic HCV RNA-based screening among HIV-infected MSM revealed a high number of potential transmitters. A substantial subpopulation of MSM had incident infection, one-third of whom had a negative HCV antibody test result at the time of the HCV RNA positivity. These data reveal that one-time RNA testing of a high-risk population for HCV RNA might identify more infected persons than routine testing for HCV antibodies and liver enzymes.
|citation||Braun D L, Hampel B, Martin E, Kouyos R, Kusejko K, Grube C, Flepp M, Stöckle M, Conen A, Béguelin C, Schmid P, Delaloye J, Rougemont M, Bernasconi E, Rauch A, Günthard H F, Böni J, Fehr J S, Swiss HIV Cohort Study . High Number of Potential Transmitters Revealed in a Population-based Systematic Hepatitis C Virus RNA Screening Among Human Immunodeficiency Virus-infected Men Who Have Sex With Men. Clin Infect Dis 2018;.|
|type||journal paper/review (English)|
|date of publishing||13-08-2018|
|journal title||Clin Infect Dis|