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Hiv Therapy And Coinfection Hbv

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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...beginning to sort out the condition, it is still not well understood. It's not clear who will more likely experience IRIS, though it most often occurs in people with severely damaged immune systems shortly after they start taking HIV therapy. More study needs to tease out its risk factors and to find screening tools to help predict and manage the condition. The symptoms are also found in HIV-negative people. However, this publication...
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PCR Test?

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 »

HBV AND HIV COINFECTION

I have been extremely worried how long people live with hiv/hbv coinfection. I've been doing some reading and some sites say 5 or 6 years. Others say 10 years and some people say they have had it for 12 and 14 or so years. I have read also that the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...No one can say "how long" because I think we are just beginning to treat HBV in HIV infected patients the "right way" - with combination therapy. With two drugs active against HBV, patients are doing better Read more »

Please help my daughter

fine some peace. I have asked this on the Hep C forum but got no answers.She is 29 weeks pregnant. She has been treated in the emergency room for Anxiety over this question. Her boyfriend is Hep C+. They had unprotected sex in June. She is now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Co-infection for additional information. Dr. Bob HIV and Hepatitis Coinfection Coinfection with HIV and the hepatitis C virus (HCV) or hepatitis B virus (HBV, see table below) is a growing public health concern. Because the diseases are spread in... Read more »

PLEASE HELP

Dr. bob you're the only one who seems to answer these questions, now i know you mostly answer questions about hiv but could you PLEASE take the time to answer this question about hepatitis c. do you know if the window period for hep c is the same as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Co-infection for additional information.Dr. BobHIV and Hepatitis CoinfectionCoinfection with HIV and the hepatitis C virus (HCV) or hepatitis B virus (HBV, see table below) is a growing public health concern. Because the diseases are spread in... Read more »
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Entecavir in Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)/HIV Co-Infected Patients

... Previously, the guidelines recommended entecavir as an option for patients who required treatment for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) but not HIV infection. This recommendation was based on in vitro data showing no significant activity of entecavir... Read more »
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Strategies for HIV Therapy

...recommended regardless of CD4 count for: Pregnant women People with HIV Associated Nephropathy (HIVAN) People co-infected with Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) for whom treatment of HBV is warranted The risk of death or serious illness in people... Read more »
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Update on Management of the HIV/Hepatitis B- or HIV/Hepatitis C-Coinfected Patient

...HIV/HBV Coinfection New Data From the Literature Conclusion References Introduction Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) constitutes two of the leading causes of chronic hepatitis and... Read more »
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Strategies for First Line HIV Therapy

...history of an AIDS-defining illness pregnant women people with HIV Associated Nephropathy (HIVAN) people co-infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) for whom treating HBV is warranted The risk of death or serious illness in people with CD4... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

New HIV therapy shows promise

Posted by losing_it, 1 Reply
Saw this on cnn today..... WASHINGTON (AP) -- Researchers may finally be on track to fight the AIDS virus by blocking a long-elusive target, an HIV enzyme called integrase. An experimental drug that inhibits the enzyme helped to keep the infection... Read more »

anything is possible

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...seroconversion due to simultaneous co-infection. Have there been cases of delayed seroconversion to HIV due to simultaneous HBV co-infection? Response from Dr. Dieterich It is certainly possible that it could happen. Once again if... Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I've read all the uplifting stories and still cant stop thinking I'm positive as well as some of my family members. I've posted before so some of you may rememeber. My risk was slight oral exposure (on her) to a stripper that was from Russia. It... Read more »