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Marion G. Peters, MD

Research Interests

My major interest is in viral hepatitis and the role of the host immune response. My work focuses on interactions among alcohol use, cannabis use and HIV co-infection on fibrotic outcomes of HCV infection. We are currently evaluating the¬† predictors of progression of liver disease in HIV and HCV coinfected women within the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS): the role of alcohol, cannabis, HIV status and control as well as reproductive aging on the severity and rate of progression of liver disease. We are also studying adherence to antiretroviral therapy in HIV/HCV co-infected women and on HCV-specific and innate immune responses in persons co-infected with HCV and HIV. I work within the AIDS Clinical Trial Group to develop clinical trials in viral hepatitis and HIV and within the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) to examine predictors of liver-related morbidity and mortality in a cohort of women with HIV/HCV infection.

Selected Publications

  • Sarkar M, Bacchetti P, French AL, Tien P, Glesby MJ, Nowicki M, Plankey M, Gange S, Sharp G, Minkoff H, Peters MG; for the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS). Lower liver-related death in African-American women with human immunodeficiency virus/hepatitis C virus coinfection, compared to Caucasian and Hispanic women. Hepatology. 2012 Nov;56(5):1699-1705.

  • Mileti E, Rosenthal P, Peters MG. Validation and modification of simplified diagnostic criteria for autoimmune hepatitis in children. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Apr;10(4):417-21.e1-2.
  • Bambha K, Pierce C, Cox C, French AL, Tien PC, Sharp GB, Augenbraun M, Glesby¬† MJ, Villacres MC, Plankey M, Strickler HD, Gange SJ, Peters MG. Assessing mortality in women with hepatitis C virus and HIV using indirect markers of fibrosis. AIDS. 2012 Mar 13;26(5):599-607.
  • Luetkemeyer AF, Charlebois ED, Hare CB, Black D, Smith A, Havlir DV, Peters MG. Resistance patterns and response to entecavir intensification among HIV-HBV-coinfected adults with persistent HBV viremia. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 Nov 1;58(3):e96-9.
Marion G. Peters, M.D.
  • Professor
  • Medicine/Gastroenterology

Research Theme

  • Liver Injury and Repair

Contact Information

  • 513 Parnassus Ave.
  • Box 0538, S-357
  • San Francisco, CA. 94143 - 0538

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