Clinical Characteristics and Cross Analysis of HIV and HCV Co-Infection in Faisalabad Region

  • Hira Shahid Department of Biochemistry, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Atif Imran Department of Biochemistry, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  • Eiza Shahid Department of Chemistry, UAF Sub Campus Burewala, Pakistan.
Keywords: Hepatitis C, HIV, Co-infection, Clinical Analysis, Viral coinfection, Antioxidant


About 150 and about 35 million human beings are infected with HCV (hepatitis C virus) as well as HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) respectively. The increasing stress of HIV/HCV coinfection is supposed to infect five to seven million individuals globally due to their coinciding approaches of procurement. Co-infection of HCV/HIV in patients caused them to suffer from more liver-associated mortality and anguish. This paper aims to investigate the spread rate of the HIV and HCV coinfection in District Faisalabad. In this paper, blood samples of patients are evaluated and tested for anti-HIV/HCV antibodies employing the ICT (immune chromatography technique) for HIV/HCV confections. The six out 30 confirmed patients (real-time PCR) for HIV infection who also have HCV infection were analyzed for additional provisional clinical examination. In these patients, the hemoglobin (17.38±0.159 per dL), ALT (77 uL-1) and Hematocrit (50.60±0.255%) levels increased significantly than standard reference values. On the body, these facts could be developed due to HIV/HCV co-infection burden. An inverse relation has been demonstrated by these coinfected patients in the levels of hemoglobin as well as in platelets. With the usages of better supplements/nutrients, the above differential values can be improved and ultimately beneficial for the survival of the infected individuals. The Current paper could be convenient for appropriate perpetuation of HIV/HCV co-infected patients under related treatment.

Author Biographies

Hira Shahid, Department of Biochemistry, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Eiza Shahid, Department of Chemistry, UAF Sub Campus Burewala, Pakistan.


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