Non-initiation of hepatitis C virus antiviral therapy in patients with human immunodeficiency virus/hepatitis C virus co-infection
Christine U Oramasionwu, Angela DM Kashuba, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, United States
Sonia Napravnik, David A Wohl, Angela DM Kashuba, UNC Center for AIDS Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, United States
Sonia Napravnik, David A Wohl, Adaora A Adimora, Angela DM Kashuba, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, United States
Lu Mao, Adaora A Adimora, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, United States
Author contributions: Oramasionwu CU designed and coordinated the research and wrote the manuscript; Kashuba ADM and Adimora AA help design the research and draft the manuscript; Napravnik S helped design the research and acquire clinical cohort data; Wohl DA helped design the research; Mao L conducted data analysis; all authors approved the final manuscript.
Supported by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) an NIH funded program to Dr. Oramasionwu, No. P30 AI50410; Dr. Oramasionwu was also supported partially by the NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP) through the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, No. L60 MD003770.
Institutional review board statement: This research was reviewed and approved by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent statement: The clinical cohort, approved by the UNC Institutional Review Board, has ongoing enrollment and participants provide written informed consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no other conflicts of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Christine U Oramasionwu, PharmD, PhD, Assistant Professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina, Kerr Hall 2215, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: August 1, 2015
Peer-review started: August 3, 2015
First decision: September 14, 2015
Revised: October 24, 2015
Accepted: December 3, 2015
Article in press: December 4, 2015
Published online: March 8, 2016