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How To Treat HBV

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Ask the Experts

Treating Acute HBV

I understand that hcv can be treated in its acute phase. Is there any indication that hbv can be treated acutely? Especially if there was a belief that the person couldnt clear it on their own.
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
...Most adults who acquire acute hepatitis B will clear it on their own. There is no role for HBV therapy in the acute phase. Read more »

Can a HBV non-active carrier be treated?

Dear Dr Barbara:I can see how many letters you replied recently and I really feel very much to have... Read more »

hbv dna

I have positive hepatitis b surface antigen. A HBV DNA viral log of 3.637 log IU/ml, and HBV DNA... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Linked to Lymphoma in Study

... New research finds that people chronically infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) are nearly two times as likely to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). HBV is already known to cause liver cancer -- around Read more »
The Well Project

Hepatitis B

...drugs(including prescription medications), poisons, and some viruses can all causehepatitis. Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus(HBV). Worldwide, 350,000,000 people are infected with HBV, and 10% of these arealso... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. It results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B can be either "acute" or "chronic." Acute Hepatitis B virus infection is a short-term... 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 Read more »

coinfection with hiv and heb c

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...of Medicine A few more months. But neither virus interferes with the level of the other. So doing the PCR for HIV, HCV or HBV is the way to test. Or all 3. Good luck! 051119 ASKD051109 ... Read more »


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 »

anything is possible

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...seroconversion due to simultaneous co-infection. Have there been cases of delayed seroconversion to HIV due to simultaneous HBV co-infection? Response from Dr. Dieterich It is certainly possible that it could happen. Once again if... Read more »