HCV and liver disease have emerged as major causes of morbidity and mortality in HIV-positive patients. Treating HCV in patients with HIV has been challenging up until a few years ago due to poorer outcomes with interferon-based therapies in this population. The direct-acting antiviral (DAA) agents offer a new era in the treatment of HCV for all patients regardless of HIV status. This article reviews multiple aspects of the care of the coinfected patient with a focus on the modern DAA agents. HCV clinical treatment trials involving HIV-positive patients and antiretroviral therapy/DAA drug-drug interactions are reviewed in detail.
- direct-acting antivirals
- hepatitis C