Jul 4, 2001
i am a highly infected hepatitis b carrier and hiv. what medication is available
| Response from Dr. Dieterich
Good question. Most HIV patients take epivir(3TC) which is active against hepatitis B and if that is holding it, that may be all you need. However there is a high incidence of resistance to 3TC in HBV and that may be a bigger problem in the future. Ask your MD to check your HBV DNA and if it is positive, you may need a liver biopsy. DTD
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