GB virus C (GBV-C)

An RNA virus closely related to the hepatitis C virus.

Not clearly related to any illness.

Patients coinfected with HIV virus and GB virus C have a survival benefit.

GB virus (GBV-C)-detected in 85% of men with HIV.

Viremia significant associated with prolonged survival among HIV positive men 5-6 years after HIV seroconversion, and the loss of GBV-RNA by 5-6 years after seroconversion is associated with the poorest prognosis.

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