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Associations, Outcomes and Genomics of GB Virus C, Hepatitis C Virus and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

This study has been terminated.
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First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: December 3, 2013
Last verified: September 2005
The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of GB virus C (GBV-C) on the natural history of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in subjects co-infected with HIV and HCV. The other aspect of the study is to assess the effect of GBV-C on the severity of liver disease due to chronic hepatitis C in subjects co-infected with HIV and HCV. This will be done by determining the point prevalence of co-infection retrospectively then following that cohort prospectively. In addition, further individuals will be recruited in a prospective manner.

Hepatitis C
HIV Infections

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Associations, Outcomes and Genomics of GB Virus C, Hepatitis C Virus and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

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Further study details as provided by Bayside Health:

Enrollment: 158
Study Start Date: February 2004
Study Completion Date: May 2007
Primary Completion Date: May 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Sera available and appropriate for testing, including serial sera over a period of time (retrospective analysis)
  2. HIV serology positive.
  3. Unequivocal HCV antibody positive or HCV RNA positive.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Those without sera available.
  2. Those unwilling to give informed consent.
  3. Persons with hepatitis B virus infection, as defined by the presence of hepatitis B surface antigen and/or hepatitis B virus DNA positive.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00164060

Australia, Victoria
Alfred Hospital
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3181
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bayside Health
Principal Investigator: Mark D Berzsenyi, MBBS Alfred Hospital/Bayside Health
Study Director: Stuart R Roberts, MBBS Alfred Hospital/Bayside Health
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00164060     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 35/04
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: December 3, 2013

Keywords provided by Bayside Health:
HIV co-infection

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis C
HIV Infections
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Virus Diseases
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Enterovirus Infections
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Flaviviridae Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Slow Virus Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017