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Cure as a treatment goal for chronic hepatitis B?

I have seen many medical websites stating that there is no cure for chronic hepatitis B, only management options. However, I have also come across studies showing that sustained loss of HBsAG occur in 8-10% of patients treated with Interferon 2B. I...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Patients who lose surface antigen are considered "cured" of hepatitis B. The results with PEG interferon are actually better than 10 percent.New treatments are on the horizon including entecavir which looks very potent.Hopefully we will... Read more »

chronic Hepatitis B w/ Baraclude treatment.

Thank you for your time! I have chronic Hepatitis B 410000000.0 IU/mL. My familly doctor gave me preciption Baraclude. However, my financial is unable to purchase this medicine after 6 months from today. Would it make my health worse? And do you...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
These issues come up frequently. I would suggest that you start entecavir (Baraclude) as recommended by your doctor to see if your viral load comes down. If it is working, your doctor can appeal by writing a letter to your insurance company. If the... Read more »

Chronic Hepatitis B and HIV treatment

Dear Dr. Holodniy,I am a chronic hepatitis B carrier. Last February I was diagnosed HIV positive. My CD4 are 761 and my viral count is 25,250. My health is fine. My doctor recommends to start taking medication very soon to keep my immune system in...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I agree with your doctor. Two of the medicines in Atripla are also active against HBV. So that HIV regimen is a good choice to kill two birds with one stone.... Read more »

Persistent Chronycal Hep

Dear Dr.,I commend you on your dedication to this forum - your hard work is greatly appreciated.My mother has been diagnosed for 2 years now with persistent chronycal hepatitis (no type a,b,c defined).What kind of hep is this?What treatment would...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
The term "chronic hepatitis". is usually reserved to "chronic viral hepatitis"You say that your mother has no viral hepatitis diagnosed,so I assume, you are referring to chronic elevation of hepatic tests,or other abnormalities... Read more »
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Hepatitis A:Causes,Symptoms,Prevention & Treatment

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Aalso known as infectious hepatitis, is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus, HAV. This is comparatively a mild disease which does not progress to a chronic stage. Persons who have contracted the disease may have no symptoms... Read more »

If Symptoms Persist - Is It AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If the symptoms of alleged ARS last longer than 1.5 months and are mild and chronic, does this mean I am progressing to AIDS straight away?

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Persistent Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello. I have posted before and would like to ask again about symptoms. I have had for over 1 month now swollen glands on and off, fever daily, headache daily, fatigue, on going sinus infection. I have been to the doctors and have gone through the... Read more »

Persistent Sinusitis

Posted by PozitivelyFit, 4 Replies
Hi there....I hope everyone here is doing well and having a good start to the new year. I've came across a lot of good people on this board and I really could use some opinions on my situation, realizing that it isn't necessarily "medical advice."... Read more »