HIV and Hepatitis C
In Australia it is estimated that about 13% of people with HIV will also have hepatitis C. When people have HIV and hepatitis C it is known as co-infection. People who are co-infected can be affectively treated for both. If you do have HIV you should be tested for hepatitis C so treatment can start early.
Since March 2016 treatment for hepatitis C has been much simpler for most people with minimal side effects. There is a chance that there might be adverse drug interactions between treatments for hepatitis C and HIV so it is important that people with HIV/hepatitis C co-infection get specialised care.