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Crosstalk between HIV and hepatitis C virus during co-infection

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, April 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (80th percentile)

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Crosstalk between HIV and hepatitis C virus during co-infection
Published in
BMC Medicine, April 2012
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-10-32
Pubmed ID

Paul J Rider, Fenyong Liu


An estimated one-third of individuals positive for HIV are also infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Chronic infection with HCV can lead to serious liver disease including cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver-related disease is among the leading causes of death in patients with HIV, and individuals with HIV and HCV co-infection are found to progress more rapidly to serious liver disease than mono-infected individuals. The mechanism by which HIV affects HCV infection in the absence of immunosuppression by HIV is currently unknown. In a recent article published in BMC Immunology, Qu et al. demonstrated that HIV tat is capable of inducing IP-10 expression. Further, they were able to show that HIV tat, when added to cells, was able to enhance the replication of HCV. Importantly, the increase in HCV replication by tat was found to be dependent on IP-10. This work has important implications for understanding the effect HIV has on the outcome of HCV infection in co-infected individuals. The findings of Qu et al. may inform the design of intervention and treatment strategies for co-infected individuals.Please see related article: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2172/13/15.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 10%
Portugal 1 5%
Netherlands 1 5%
China 1 5%
Spain 1 5%
Unknown 15 71%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 9 43%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 19%
Student > Master 4 19%
Other 2 10%
Lecturer 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 29%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 19%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 5%
Other 3 14%
Unknown 2 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 November 2012.
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