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Lamivudine (Epivir)

...lamivudine with other ARVs, you can reduce your viral load to extremely low levels, and increase your CD4 cell counts. This should mean staying healthier longer. A different formulation of lamivudine has been approved for people with hepatitis B. Some people with HIV had their hepatitis B get worse after they stopped taking lamivudine. Get tested for hepatitis B before you start taking lamivudine to treat HIV. If you have hepatitis B and...
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Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A immunization boosters

After how many years could boosters be needed for Hep B and Hep Aimmunization?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. In regard to the Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines, at this time, booster shots are not usually necessary. After completing the initial vaccination series, in the vast Read more »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Antibody Tests

Dr. Dieterich:While I understand that there are other tests capable of detecting hepatitis b and c more quickly after a potential exposure than the antibody tests, can you tell me what the window period is for the antibody tests to detect hepatitis...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The window period is usually around 6 months reliably. However most people show antibodies at 3 months but some may take as long as 12 months although that would be a rarity. DTD Read more »

hep b meds

Dr DaarThank you for your response.I am hepb chronic, active >>20yrs. recently, my viral load is ~77mil copies, ast/alt ~150. my dr. prescribed hepsera, but i stopped taking it after 1week because of fatigue and weakness.also, i had resistance to...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...The fact that your liver enzymes are approximately 150 along with hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA positive suggests, but does not prove that you have some inflammation associated with your HBV infection. There Read more »

windoe period for hep b/hep c

Dr. M, Please help me. I have a 195 day negative AntiBody test for hep b/hep c.From what i see on the internet, 6 months is the outer limit for testing. Do you agree and can i move on now with the belief I am neg for hep b/hep c?Thanks, Dr. M.I...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Yes you are golden.Stay away from any risk taking behavior so you don't have to be anxious again.I am very glad you like the website.Best regards,Dr. M Read more »
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Epivir

...T-cells from dropping during a treatment interruption as much as they would have otherwise. It is also approved for treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV), under the brand name Epivir-HBV. Patients co-infected with HIV/HBV should use Epivir with... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tenofovir (Viread)

...extremely low levels, and increase your CD4 cell counts. This should mean staying healthier longer. Tenofovir may also help control Hepatitis B. However, Hep B got much worse in some people who were taking tenofovir and then stopped taking it.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

...than 12 years old because the individual doses of zidovudine and lamivudine cannot be adjusted. Some people with HIV had their hepatitis B get worse after they stopped taking lamivudine, a part of Combivir. Get tested for hepatitis B before you... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

...combinations of drugs. This could mean fewer missed doses and better control of HIV. Although lamivudine can be used to treat hepatitis B, a lower dose is used than for HIV. People with HIV infection should use the higher (HIV) dose. Some people... Read more »
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negative meia after 12 weeks. Got hep B vaccinatio

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Vaccination for Hep B, since I was not immune for that. I took that shot. Now I am very worried. I see from some websites, that with hepatitis B vaccination, it could show positive for ELISA. Is it the case? If I am seroconverting, will this shot... Read more »

HEP B, HEP C, & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If one was infected with HEP B or C and took and HIV test at 12, 15, and 17 weeks (excessive testing I know, can't help it) would a negative test be accurate Read more »

hep b / hiv coinfect

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...is it possible to get hiv / hep b coinfection via oral sex, say cunnilingus, if so, would the hep b infection cause an hiv test to be neg after 6-8 weeks or so. Read more »

hep b and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...unprotected sex left me with ab std which was treated and hep b. 6 weeks later i had all the symptoms nght sweats, fever, itching hands and feet, swollen glands, on and off for over 2 months. Read more »