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coinfection hepb & hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
understand hepb coinfection can affect test accuracy of hiv.
any advise on :
1) is this true? anyone has actually experienced and seen it?
2) will results at 6-7weeks be good even if there's coinfection?
3) will antibodies be detected even if some... Read more »

Anyone Know About HepB Coinfection Stuff?

Posted by shannon, 1 Reply
Hey everyone!
I am trying to find out what 356 MILLION copies of HBV DNA means in the absence of other liver information. It sounds awfully high, but David is looking and feeling fine, so could it just be that in spite of a high VL his liver is... Read more »

HIV/HepB Coinfection and test implications

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
aI Just tested negative at about 6 weeks, but continue to have all the symptoms of ARS and more. When I say more, I also noticed a few times ive had very dark urine, and pale faeces, which I have read is a symptom of HepB.

My question for anyone... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone have a clue about the possibilities for a simultanious hepatitis-b/hiv co-infection? Would a simultanious infection have any effect on symptoms?

My symptoms:
- after 4 weeks - very small rash on left cheek (for 3 weeks). Slightly reddish... Read more »

HIV risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I think this is low risk but just want some advice...
Visited 8 call girls over the past few years - HIV status unknown in each case. Vaginal sex each time with a condom which worked well (no splits or spills). On one occasion I gave oral... Read more »
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pml, hiv, hepB and C co-infections

My husband was diagnosed with hep B and C as well as Hiv over 20 years ago, as a teen. He tried AZT drugs briefly, but gave them up many years ago. Two years ago, he was diagnosed with PML as well as a Hiv infection in his brain. His count was 75 at...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is difficult to give much helpful information since your husband's care is quite complex and I don't know all the details. A few general comments I can make are related to hepatitis B. There are several medications for HIV that also... Read more »

Truvada & HepB (not HIV+)

I have cirrosis of the liver due to chronic HepB but am not HIV positive. Recently I was put on Truvada to treat the HepB but all the sources I have found including Truvada's manufacturer's website state it is not approved for HepB in...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
This is an interesting question. I agree that the information on combination therapy for patients with HBV infection is limited. Truvada contains two active HBV agents - emtricitabine and tenofovir. Your physician may have wanted to treat you with... Read more »

Liver enzymes, HepB, HIV

Dr. Glad to see this section. I have many questions, however, here is the story first: I have come into contact with HepB and developed immunity for it (i.e HBsAg (-) and AntiHBs (+ actually > 1000)). I do not know when and how did I come into...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
There are many causes of elevated ALT and ALK besides hepatitis. However, you cannot have delta if you don't have HBV. If you are concerned about HIV or HCV you can have the PCR tests done to be absolutely certain. I would recommend that as... Read more »

30years HepB and 23years Hiv+

Hi my viralload of Hiv is undetectable, viralload Hep.B is 12.000 last check up. Surviving Hiv succeeds, but the Hep.B scares me, my energy is less then a few years ago, is it true i must be more afraid of Hep.B, because of Hiv i can't have...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is great that your HIV is suppressed. Good job with that. As for the HBV, if you have been on Truvada for a while, there is one report that shows that 30% of HIV/HBV coinfected patients still had virus in their blood by this timepoint. The good... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis B for People Living With HIV

For Martin Delaney Introduction Section 1: First Questions Section 2: Transmission and Prevention Section 3: Natural History Section 4: HBV Disease Progression and the Impact of HIV Coinfection Section 5: Diagnostics Section 6: HBV... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

A Look at Hepatitis

HIV and Hepatitis I know that recently a great deal has been written about hepatitis. As a matter of fact, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association has endorsed universal vaccinations for MSMs (men who have sex with men) against hepatitis A and B as... Read more »
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Newly Diagnosed With Hepatitis C

Newly diagnosed with both HIV and hepatitis C at the same time Are people around me now at risk? Can I pass on hepatits C through sex? Can you catch another type of hepatitis C or HIV? About hepatitis viruses Hepatitis A and... Read more »
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The Truth About STDs

Introduction Bacterial STDs Viral STDs Incidence and Prevalence References Introduction There are more than 25 diseases spread primarily by sexual activity. Together these infections -- called sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) -- have... Read more »