People with HIV are disproportionately affected by viral hepatitis, with about a 25% coinfection rate with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and a 10% coinfection rate with hepatitis B virus (HBV). This CDC HIV and Viral Hepatitis fact sheet provides an overview of important aspects of HIV and viral hepatitis coinfection, including transmission routes, prevention, testing, and treatment. For instance, it is important for people with HIV to avoid sharing personal items such as toothbrushes and razors to lower the risk of contracting viral hepatitis. Additionally, vaccinations are available for hepatitis A virus (HAV) and HBV.
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