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How Long Does HBV Last

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HBV recurrance/HIV long term

I am a 43 y/o male who was infected with HIV early 80's and tested positive 17 years ago. What triggered the test was a suppressed CD4 count which led to the discovery of an active HBV infection. This was subsequently followed and the HBV...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
It is possible for HBV to recur in HIV however if you are on zerit, you should also ask your MD to check a serum lactate for liver toxicity from mitochondrial toxicity. You also need to check your e antigen and e antibody and HBV DNA by PCR. If the... Read more »

HBV

I HAVE HBV INFECTION AND LAOAD IS 756 tHEN HOW LONG I LIVE WITH IT ?... Read more »

Does HBV have window period?

Dear Doc, does the HBV have a window period like HIV? Also how long after infection does it take to... Read more »
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Duration of Therapy for Treating HBV

In a poster presentation at CROI 2009 in Montreal, Canada, the 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... 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 markers of present or past HBV infection. The prevalence of HIV-infected persons carrying hepatitis B... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Living With Chronic Hepatitis B

What Should You Know to Keep Others From Getting Infected With HBV? What Is Chronic (Life-Long) Hepatitis B? How Serious Is Hepatitis B? How Could You Have Been Infected With HBV? How Can I Take Care of My Liver? Is There Treatment for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HBV/HCV Coinfection Linked to Younger Age, HIV, Male Sex

Researchers reviewed data on patients with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection who had been tested for hepatitis B between 1997 and 2005 from the National Veterans Affairs HCV Clinical Case Registry. Data indicate that 168,239 individuals who were... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 response to this vaccine? Any info you... 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 HCV or HBV after initial liver enzyme elevation and... 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. Anyone interested can either thread or email me direct at... Read more »

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 »