About this Research Topic
HIV infection is usually associated with other infecting viruses. HIV co-infection with chronic viral infections can affect the natural history of HIV infection and vice-versa. Although there are many published articles on co-infections such as HIV-HCV and HIV-HBV, many aspects of the interaction between HIV and other simultaneous viral infections remain obscure.
The main focus of this Research Topic will be different aspects of viral co-infections in patients infected by HIV-1, specifically studies on:
• Mechanisms of co-infection
• Virus-virus interactions
• Viral epidemiology
• Prognostic biomarkers
• Co-infection impact on natural single disease progression
• Impact on viral therapy
• Immune response in co-infected patients
Co-infections by HBV, HCV, HTLV, EBV, CMV, and HHV-8 are points of interest, although any interesting information regarding other viral coinfections will be also relevant for this special research topic.
Keywords: viral, co-infection, HIV, HIV-HCV, HIV-HBV, viral therapy
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