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How To Repair The Liver With Hep B

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...diseases. They are spread by contact with fecal matter, either directly or from water that has sewage in it, or through food that was handled by someone with contaminated hands. Hep A and Hep E do not cause chronic illness. Hepatitis B is the most common hepatitis virus. It can be transmitted from mother to infant, through sexual contact, or through contact with infected blood. Globally, about 10% of people with HIV also are infected with...
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Does Viread repair liver fibrosis?

I had liver failure when chronic Hep B "reemerged" after 20 years (I was on epivir for 4 years at that time). Now after being on Viread for over a year my liver function tests are almost normal, though platelets are still low. Does Viread repair...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Good question! The drug itself does not repair fibrosis or cirrhosis but your body does! When the drug lowers the HBV levels to near zero, then your liver's natural recuperative Read more »

hepatitis B cure

I have been taking zefix for my hep B for 4 years already. The last time I had my lab test the count was 70. Do I have the chance to be totally healed? I there also some possibilities that the count will drastically increase? In my line of...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...That will depend on your e antigen status.The issue of sleep is certainly hard on you - however, not particularly so on your liver.You can have your own family. They will need HBV vaccine. Read more »

Hep B and HIV

Dr. McGovern:i recently tested positive for HEP B and for HIV. My T cells are 314 and viral load 65,000. My doctor said that we will need to delay HIV treatment until my liver heals. With these numbers, how worried should I be? Could the hep B be...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...proceed with a liver biopsy as the first course of action to know how much disease you have.You can treat two things at once: Hepatitis B and HIV with drugs like Truvada which combines two drugs in one pill that are active against both viruses.... Read more »

can efiverinz affect the liver with hep B?

...after taking nevirapin 4 three yrs hep b was diagnosed and distantion of abdomen is the major sign.then the drug is changed to efaviranze and lamu+AZT can these also affects the damaged liver?can some amount of rotien be taken?what about...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis B can cause inflammation and scarring of the liver. In this HIV infected patient it is important to obtain a liver biopsy to determine Read more »
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The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...used in women who have had these benign (non-cancerous) tumors. Caring for Your Liver The liver has a special ability to repair itself under most circumstances. Unfortunately, permanent damage can also occur. If your HIV drugs are causing... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...become aggravated by IRIS. CMV, or cytomegalovirus Crytococcal meningitis, or Cryptococcus Eosinophilic folliculitis Hepatitis B and C Herpes, or HSV Herpes zoster, or Shingles, Varicella-zoster, VZV Human papillomavirus, or HPV ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Liver Biopsy

...cells are examined: to check for other liver diseases in addition to hepatitis C, including: cancer hepatitis B fat buildup (steatosis) iron buildup (hemochromatosis) infections ... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding Hepatitis

...able to heal itself once the offending chemicals (e.g., alcohol or Norvir) are gone. Hepatitis A goes away on its own, but hepatitis B and C may become chronic (that is, they last longer than six months, and sometimes for years). There are... Read more »
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Anyone Know About HepB Coinfection Stuff?

Posted by shannon, 1 Reply
...Hey everyone! I am trying to find out what 356 MILLION copies of HBV DNA means in the absence of other liver information. It sounds awfully high, but David is looking and feeling fine, so could it just be that in spite of a high VL his Read more »

negative meia after 12 weeks. Got hep B vaccinatio

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Vaccination for Hep B, since I was not immune for that. I took that shot. Now I am very worried. I see from some websites, that with hepatitis B vaccination, it could show positive for ELISA. Is it the case? If I am seroconverting, will this shot... Read more »

HEP B, HEP C, & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If one was infected with HEP B or C and took and HIV test at 12, 15, and 17 weeks (excessive testing I know, can't help it) would a negative test be accurate Read more »

hep b / hiv coinfect

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...is it possible to get hiv / hep b coinfection via oral sex, say cunnilingus, if so, would the hep b infection cause an hiv test to be neg after 6-8 weeks or so. Read more »