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How Do You Get HBV

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HBV Viral Load and having HBV for 40 yrs

I have had HBV for 40 years, transfusion of tainted blood at birth. I have a viral load count of 547 and it was 345 three months ago, any concern here? I am thinking about starting a family with my wife, and I am now 40, how can I keep this HBV in...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...really a significant difference between those two viral load values. You don't indicate whether you have been offered or had any HBV specific treatment. You may want to discuss your situation with a liver specialist. Read more »
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AIDSinfo

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 »
Project Inform

Duration of Therapy for Treating HBV

...French INSERM UMR-S707 study examined the level of liver fibrosis, over time, among 130 HIV-positive people taking tenofovir for hepatitis B disease (HBV). Fibrosis is the development of an excessive amount of fibrous connective tissue. The most... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

The Other Hepatitis: The ABCs of HBV

...catastrophe -- approximately two billion people in the world today have, at some point in their lives, been infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Of these, 400 million people have chronic hepatitis B, which remains the leading cause of liver... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Treatment of Chronic HBV in HIV-Coinfected Patients

...Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and HIV share similar routes of transmission. As a consequence, up to 80 percent of HIV-infected patients have serological Read more »
Connect With Others

Pegasys for HBV

Posted by shannon, 2 Replies
Hey ya'll! My friend, David, is going to start Pegasys to treat his Hep B this week. I have read some scary stuff about the side effects. has anyone got any experience to share or any advice about handling it? Thanks, Shannon Read more »

Co-infection HIV-HBV chronic

Posted by MPL1160
...I am looking to connect with other coinfected with HBV chronic and share experience and info. I am in the NY metropolitan area but not necessarily looking for people in the same area. Read more »

HBV Vaccine What can I expect?

Posted by ConcernBlkMan, 2 Replies
...First timer here! Just wanted to know what can I expect when taking the HBV Vaccine. I'm about to start next month. I would like to hear, what can I expect? Are there any side effect and how was your T-cell Read more »

Multi-infections of HBV, HCV, HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... This sounds like science fiction, but..... I have infected with HBV for around 20 years or so. The same applies to Hiv+. HCV occured about 16 years ago. I have no trouble with either of the Read more »