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Apr 19, 2009

Hi, My partner is a chronic HBV carrier from birth. Her core and surface antigen are positive. Her E antigen is negative and she has a moderate viral load (HBVDNA 3459 IU/ml)

I expect that it is too late for anti-viral therapy but is it possible to use interferon at this stage in the virus?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

There are many treatment options for chronic HBV infection and are not necessarily affected by time of infection. She needs to consult with a liver specialist as to which antiviral medication would be most appropriate.

Is this significant
lower CD4

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