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How To Handle A Hepatitis B Patient

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Treatment for HBV & HIV Coinfected Patient

Dear Mr.Young, I'm an HBV & HIV coinfected 31 years old male.HBV has been found in my body about 19 years and HIV has just been found positive.CD-4 measured 15 days ago was 534. Should I start treatment now? what kind of medicines do you...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...for your post from Central Asia!There are a number of parameters that dictate when (and what) to start treatment for HIV and hepatitis B. First, it should be established if you have circulating HBV or just have antibodies to the virus. The... Read more »

AM I A HEPATITIS B PATIENT IF MY HBsag is "non reactive"?

my hepatitis lab result for HBsag is "non reactive" am i a hepatitis b patient? thanks alot dr.keep... Read more »

can two hepatitis b patients get married?

Two intending couples had been tested positive to hepatitis. can the two get married. Pls provide... 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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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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Immune Reconstitution May Trigger Hepatic Flares in HIV/Hepatitis B Coinfected Patients Starting HAART

...Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. What we were actually looking at was the phenomenon of flares in HIV/HBV coinfected patients shortly after they begin the HAART treatment. 1 So, what happened in our study: We had 36 patients in... Read more »
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Dramatic Results for Patients With Both HIV and Hepatitis B Using Tenofovir

... Anti-Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Activity of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (TDF) in Lamivudine (LAM) Experienced HIV/HBV Co-Infected Patients (WePeB6015) Read more »
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blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...cisih-mart@sasi.fr Although the simultaneous transmission of either human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus or HIV and hepatitis B virus from a single source has already been described, this is the first case of transmission to... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

Free Medicines for Low Income Patients

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
... Contact: Mark Grayson (202)835-3465 Libby Holman (202)778-1028 The Best Deal on the Internet Low-Income Patients: Safe and Free Prescription Medicines Web Site Can Serve as One-Stop-Shop for Many Patient Assistance Programs ... Read more »