|Truvada tablets for Chronic hepatitis b
May 6, 2012
Hi, I have been living with chronic hepatitis b and my viral load was 3700/unit in my last month test resutls. My doctor has advised to take Truvada pills for a month. When i checked about that tablet it was intended for HIV. I am not sure i can take those pills for CBV. please clarify.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
Most patients who only have HBV are treated with tenofovir or entecavir alone. You may want to ask your doctor why he/she wants to give you two active drugs because there may be a good reason. SOmetimes I do use two drugs.
Before I start HBV treatment in anyone, I always check an HIV test however, since the drugs are active against that infection as well and i don't want to UNDERTREAT an HIV infected patient, who doesn't realize their status.
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