This came in my words for the day: Hepatitis G ... Good for HIV

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    Mar 22, 2011 12:12 PM GMT
    Hepatitis G
     
    Hepatitis G: A virus first identified in 1995 that is genetically related to the hepatitis C virus but which does not cause hepatitis and, in fact, is not known to be responsible for any disease.
    Infection with the virus seems to be beneficial to HIV-infected patients. They enjoy longer survival if they are coinfected with this virus and HIV than if they have HIV alone.
    The hepatitis G virus is also called the GB virus C (GBV-C). This designation is now preferred because the virus is not a cause of hepatitis.
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    Mar 22, 2011 1:54 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidHa! What an awesome post!

    Do you have any sources to quote? --I would love to read more.

    Mmmm...I'm giggling at the prospect that there might be a whole new approach to keeping our HIV+ breathren healthy for longer.

    Thanks Dave...my favourite post of yours ever. icon_biggrin.gif


    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-1293.2006.00366.x/full