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Emtriva

...this mutation causes HIV to be less "fit" than wild type, meaning that despite resistance development, HIV is still partially suppressed by about one-half log due to the impact of this M184V mutation. It is also active against hepatitis B virus, but like 3TC, its use alone is associated with the development of viral resistance by the hep B virus to the drug and should therefore only be used in combination with another agent, typically...
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Hey Doctor Bob: FIRST AND FOREMOST, you should remind all your readers that end of year charity contributions are PERFECT for tax deductions! I donate to your charity every December! Thanks for your kind notes! Fast question for you... I've read...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...false-positive results.As for hepatitis B, the diagnosis is made with a combination of tests that look for specific fragments of the hepatitis B virus called antigens as well as specific proteins (antibodies) produced by the immune system in... Read more »

symptoms

I usually get a lot of red blotches on my skin only when its really hot out or when i get super nervous and embarrased on my chest though? Could this hepatitis?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...This would not be likely to be due to hepatitis. Hepatitis B can sometimes be associated with a rash, but usually in the setting of new infection. Uncommonly a patient with hepatitis B or Read more »

Hep b and hives

I was recently diagnosed as an inactive chronic Hep b carrier. I am not certain how I obtain the diesase other than the fact that perhaps my mother was a carrier and she gave it to me during birth.9 months ago (before my Hep B diagnosis), I had a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I would not expect your hives to be related to your hepatitis B infection. HBV can be associated with skin rashes during acute infection, but I suspect you are right that you got your HBV from 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 »
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Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Other Viral Hepatitis Infections

... Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Other viral hepatitis infections Hepatitis A Hepatitis A (HAV) is found in faeces (stool). People become infectedwhen Read more »
Gilead Sciences, Inc.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Viread®

...for Viread® (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B, a serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Chronic hepatitis B is the leading cause of liver cancer worldwide and affects an estimated two... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary Hepatitis B vaccination is the most effective measure to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and its consequences, including cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, liver... Read more »
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Symptoms vs results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...guide and suggest me. Do i consider testing my wife for the same. Also any idea about the sero conversion & testing time for Hepatitis B virus. Read more »

Should I be concerned?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... About seven months ago I had a one night stand (unprotected sex) with a women. Three months later I developed a skin rash (similar to poison) all over my body (not my private area). I went to the doctor and he treated it as a skin rash and... Read more »

Your thoughts needed..

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...After 4 weeks from a high risk incident, I had a non-itching rash on my cheek on a very small area. The rash had a slighty reddish skin and dandruff-like flakes on it and lasted for about 4 weeks. Read more »

Rashes, rashes and more rashes...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...OK...what does the rash associated with ARS appear as? Like an allergic reaction type rash or something real severe, and spread out over the body... Read more »