Hepatitis C virus (HCV) doesn’t significantly impact the risk of death unless it occurs along with other severe diseases, including HIV, cancer, chronic kidney disease or alcohol use disorders. This is according to research of 112,000 HCV-positive people hospitalized in France between 2008 and 2012.

According to the leader of the study, Michaël Schwarzinger, MD, PhD, director of THEN (Translational Health Economics Network) in Paris, HIV infection was not linked to a higher risk of liver-related illnesses or death among the participants, but was associated with a raised risk of death from other causes.