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Does Having Hep B Mean I Have Hiv

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hepb + hiv

I'M COINFECTED SINCE 2004 hiv + hep b e antigen positive, I don't need drugs yet to treat my hiv (cd4 640, viral load 2100) is adefovir the best option for me? my liver biopsy results: fibrosis 1-2 out of 6, inflamation 3/18. thanks very...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You ask a very important question. I consider the liver health of HIV infected patients to be an urgent question. All HIV infected patients should be tested for Hepatitis B and C. The goal of HBV treatment is to suppress the virus. In patients with... Read more »

Question regarding HepB vacination

Hello Dr. Lynn. I'm HIV positive for 1 year and currently has UD viral load and CD4 around 500... Read more »

HEP-B immunity

Hi,I had hep-B back in 1993(3 weeks ill) andas of Sept2000 am HIV+.My family Dr. stated thatI now... Read more »
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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 »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

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 »
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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 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 »

hep and hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you are exposed to hiv and hep at the same time, will that extend the window period for testing. Or will you still get a conclusive test at the 12/13 week mark? Read more »