Journal article

A gathering storm: HIV infection and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in low and middle-income countries

Nitin Kapoor, Jennifer Audsley, Priscilla Rupali, Joe Sasadeusz, Thomas Paul, Nihal Thomas, Sharon R Lewin

AIDS | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

: Despite the decreasing total incidence of liver-related deaths, liver disease remains one of the major non-AIDS causes of morbidity and mortality amongst people living with HIV, and a significant proportion of liver disease in these individuals can be attributed to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD in HIV infection is a growing problem in view of increasing life expectancy associated with the use of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), wider uptake of ART and increasing rates of obesity in many Asian as well as western countries. The problem may be more pronounced in developing countries where there are limited resources available for mass screening and diagnosis of NAFLD...

View full abstract

Grants

Awarded by National Institutes of Health Delaney AIDS Research Enterprise


Awarded by American Foundation for AIDS Research


Funding Acknowledgements

S.R.L. is an NHMRC Practitioner Fellow (1042654) and is supported by the National Institutes of Health Delaney AIDS Research Enterprise (UM1 AI126611-01) and the American Foundation for AIDS Research (109226-58 RGRL). S.R.L. has participated in advisory roles and educational activities of Viiv and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. All honoraria were paid to the investigator's institutions.