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52nd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC 2012)

September 9-12, 2012, San Francisco

Torque Teno Viruses More Common among HIV/HCV Coinfected People, Linked to Greater Liver Inflammation and Fibrosis

A common but little known set of viruses -- torque teno virus (TTV) and torque teno mini virus (TTMV) -- occur more often in HIV/HCV coinfected individuals than in healthy blood donors, and have been linked to worse liver inflammation and fibrosis progression, according to a poster presented at the 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC 2010) last week in Boston.

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