Chronic Hepatitis B and HIV
Sep 14, 2011
Hi doctor, i am recently diagnosed with HIV. I am also a chronic hepatitis B carrier from birth. I have heard of the potent toxic effects of the ARVs on the liver. Can you suggest what drugs i should take? thank you so much
Response from Dr. Henry
A full assessment of your HIV (including resistance testing) and hepatitis B status (activity level of infection) is needed to determine if treatment of either or both infections is indicated and would drugs active against both viruses be effectively used (ie emtricitabine and tenofovir). In most situations there is minimal expected liver toxicity from the currently recommended HIV drugs. KH
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Does HIV Cause White Bumps On Penis?
- Blowjob From A Prostitute Should I Get Tested
- Black Spots After Anal Sex Without Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Black Spots After Sex With Hooker Condom Broke Worried I Have HIV
- Dizziness After Getting A Tattoo Worried I Have HIV
- Itchy Vagina After Touching Dried Semen Sign Of HIV AIDS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.