Jul 22, 2011
is there more hiv carriers then hbv carriers?
Response from Dr. McGovern
There is no such thing as a HIV 'carrier".
HBV inactive carriers have chronic infection but their infection is not "active". In other words, they don't have virus in their blood. Most patients who get HBV infection clear their infection completely. Only about 5 to 8 percent of patients develop chronic infection....Some have active chronic disease; others have inactive chronic disease.
HIV infected patients can have suppression of their virus even without medications. This small minority of patients are called "elite controllers" because their immune system is doing such a good job controlling the virus. Few people are "elite controllers". The majority of patients develop chronic HIV infection with virus that leads to low T cells and risk for serious opportunistic infections (like PCP).
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