HIV/AIDS Glossary

Hepatitis C Virus Infection (HCV)

Infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV is usually transmitted through blood and rarely through other body fluids, such as semen. HCV infection progresses more rapidly in people with HCV/HIV coinfection than in people who have HCV infection alone.

Related Term(s): Coinfection, Hepatitis, Opportunistic Infection

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