Emerging prevalence of fatty liver disease in HIV

Amreen Dinani, Ali Khan, Douglas Dieterich

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Fatty liver disease is a growing concern in people living with HIV, the main drivers are alcoholic liver disease and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. It has shown to negatively impact HIV care continuum and result in notable non-HIV related morbidity and mortality. With the advancement in antiretroviral therapy and effective direct acting antivirals, fatty liver disease is surfacing as the next big challenge in this population like that observed in the general population. This review article summarizes the gravity of these two common diseases in HIV-infected people and aims to sheds light on an unmet need to develop effective methods to identify, screen and manage fatty liver disease in this unique population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-73
Number of pages15
JournalFuture Virology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021


  • HIV
  • alcoholic liver disease
  • nonalcoholic fatty liver disease


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