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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 20, Issue 1, Pages 31-35

Analytical and Biological Variables Influencing Quantitative Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Measurement in HIV-HCV Coinfection

Curtis Cooper, Paul MacPherson, and William Cameron

Division of Infectious Diseases, The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Received 18 May 2005; Accepted 13 July 2005

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The present review considers issues pertaining to the precision and variability of quantitative hepatitis C virus (HCV) measurement in general, outlines the characteristics of HCV RNA in HIV-HCV coinfection and evaluates those factors which may affect this measure. The clinical relevance of accurate HCV measurement in HIV-HCV coinfection is discussed.