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Is HBV Dangerous

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Ask the Experts

hbv viral load 2011

hello, iam a kurdish man in Iraq, 24 years old, my HBV viral load is 140 IU/ML ( 784 copy/ml), and my ( SGPT (ATL)is 65U/Land (SGOT) IS 23U/L and Direct.Bilirubin is 0.25 mg/dl... I am very, very worried about my health, please is my life is...
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
Your life is not any immediate danger. It appears you have chronic HBV infection, but your HBV viral load is very low. Many experts would not recommend treatment in your situation.... Read more »

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We adopted out daughter from Korea 26 years ago. She was a baby. She was recently diagnosed... Read more »

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I have positive hepatitis b surface antigen. A HBV DNA viral log of 3.637 log IU/ml, and HBV DNA... Read more »
Articles
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

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 »
TheBodyPRO.com

Rate of OIs and Death Significantly Higher in HIV/HBV- or HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients

The SMART (the Strategic Management of Antiretroviral Therapy) study may have been one of the most important studies of 2006. 1 Initiated by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Terry Beirn Community Programs for Clinical Research... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Associated With Nonresponse to HBV Vaccine

Researchers from the University of Washington and Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, conducted a prospective interventional study to investigate the response of adults with HIV to hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination. The 603 participants... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

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 »

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 »