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Host Cell Hepatitis A

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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. Read more »

Cure for HIV

Why are we still talking about a cure for HIV when it is a VIRUS. Have we found a cure for the... Read more »

re-infection with a "good" virus

I was wondering if a person who has a very high VL and very low T-cells, despite taking meds, were... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Immune Response to Hepatitis B Spares Liver Cells

...A new study suggests that, contrary to current belief, the immune system eliminates most hepatitis B virus (HBV) without resorting to large-scale destruction of infected liver cells. A report of the study, conducted by National Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Boosting Immune System Clears HIV-Like Infection in Mice

...release by the research institute. Pellegrini "said the finding could lead to a cure for chronic viral infections such as HIV, hepatitis B and C, and bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, which are significant economic and global health... 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

...Yeargain J, Pardoe K. Prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis B and C among fire department personnel prior to implementation of a hepatitis B vaccination program. J Occup Environ Med 1995;37:663-4. Werman HA, Gwinn R. Seroprevalence of... Read more »
Brown Medical School

Hepatitis B Virus: Transmission, Prevention, Treatment and HIV Co-Infection

...potentially hepatotoxic medications, including antiretroviral drugs, until transaminase levels approach normal values. Acute fulminant hepatitis and death occur in 0.5-1% of cases of acute HBV infection. Treatment and monitoring of patients with... Read more »
Connect With Others


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Abel S, Cesaire R, Cales-Quist D, Bera O, Sobesky G, Cabie A. Occupational transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus after a punch. Clin Infect Dis 2000 Dec;31(6):1494-5 Center for Information and Care on Human... Read more »

Medicine - To be or not to be

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have also posted a note on the Living W/ Hiv board, but thought I would try here too. Over there, all I got was a message filled with hate... Anyway I was just diagnosed after having trouble with chronic yeast infections, all this trouble started... Read more »

My sister is hiv+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My sister was married to her late husband for 6 years he died just last week. She discovered he had full blown aids. The anger i feel inside is sometimes hard to control. He never told my sister he had aids. She got tested as soon as possible and... Read more »

a glimmer of hope for a cure

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...incorporated genes are then used as a template for the production of new virus particles in active cells. This process leads to the cells being over-activated, eventually causing most of them to commit suicide or apoptosis and CD4 cell counts to... Read more »