1Division of Infectious Diseases, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0711, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection is prevalent in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and has an accelerated disease course. Direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapies that do not require interferon increase response rates to levels identical to those seen in HCV monoinfection. However, drug-drug interaction between antiretrovirals and HCV medication is the major consideration in deciding on the appropriate HCV therapeutic approach in patients with HIV. This article summarizes the currently available data with HCV DAAs in patients with HIV, and focuses on predicting and managing drug interaction to facilitate successful DAA-based HCV therapy in those with HIV.