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Does Chronic Hep B Affect The Heart

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...attacks as men, but they are. Women make up nearly half of all heart attack deaths. Heart disease is the number one killer of both women and men in the US. Heart disease is a cardiovascular disease (CVD). This means that it affects your heart and blood vessels. There are several types of heart disease. The most common in the US is coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD occurs when plaque builds up in the coronary arteries that supply blood to...
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progression of hiv in a chronic hep b patient

Hello doctor,I would like to ask: Does HIV progresses faster in an already chronic hep B patient? Is the signs and symptoms of HIV always present since his/her immune system is already fighting an infection? What will happen if it is left untreated?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is no clear data that HIV will progress faster in someone who has chronic HBV infection. However, this type of patient may do better overall with treatment that addresses both infections. That treatment could include three drugs for HIV with... Read more »

CURE FOR CHRONIC HEP B

HELLO DOCTOR, in your opinion what are the chances of a complete cure for chronic hep b in the next 10 years or so ?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I think that "cure" is not the word we will ever use for hepatitis B. I believe that we will always talk about HBV SUPPRESSION because the virus is integrated into the host and can reactivate. However, I do believe that we will become more... Read more »

Chronic hep b

My husband had a transfusion as an infant. he was a "blue baby." His mother always told him he could not donate blood but never explained why. As a young adult he tried to give blood and recieved a letter that he was positive for hepatitis agn. He...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...percent of people after one year and 30 percent after two years.E antigen seroconversion is an important event in someone with chronic hepatitis B. It signifies that the immune system is now controlling virus since this event is associated with... Read more »

eAntigen positive and eAntibody positive in chronic Hep B patient.

I have chronic Hepatitis B. My current lab results show that eAntigen is positive and eAntibody is positive. I did the same lab test last year and it also showed eAntigen positive and eAntibody positive. But my HBV DNA viral load (PCR) is 8.1...
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
You are chronically infected, as indicated by the positive HBV DNA and liver biopsy results. It would be unusual to have both e antigen and antibody be positive at the same time in chronic infection. You should discuss treatment with your physician,... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...usually only last a couple of weeks. ey usually only last a couple of weeks. Several drugs are approved as initial therapy for chronic hepatitis B. For more information, see the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control at ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...generally do not do as well as people who are recently infected. Your age, weightand the amount of Hep C virus in your blood can alsoaffect treatment success. For information about your treatment options, checkout the CATIE Fact Sheet on... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Emtriva

...unlike Epivir, Emtriva remains in blood cells in excess of the 24-hour dosing interval. Emtriva is known to be effective against chronic hepatitis B, but is not indicated for its treatment; stopping the medicine could thus stop the suppression of... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...eating a healthy diet. Cancers: It is also important to get cancer screening for several non-AIDS conditions that commonly affect HIV-positive people (such as cervical and anal cancer) and for common cancers that do not appear to occur more... Read more »
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Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

Hep B Vaccine affecting ELISA?

Posted by crazy_person, 1 Reply
...HIV RNA levels to increase, showing an elevated viral load for up to 4-6 weeks. My question is this - would the Hep B vaccine affect the HIV ELISA causing either a false negative or a false positive result? I also read that the ELISA may be... Read more »

Can an underlying disease affect test results?

Posted by Anonymous
...If you had an underlying disease like cancer and didnt know it could it affect pcr and anitbody test? Read more »

Can Herpes Virus affect testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl of unknown status, 1 week later I got blisters and was diagnosed with Herpes, as if that wasn't bad enough I began having other symptoms. I was tested by elisa at 10 weeks and negative. Can the herpes infection... Read more »