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Is Chronic Hep B Always Fatal

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progression of hiv in a chronic hep b patient

Hello doctor,I would like to ask: Does HIV progresses faster in an already chronic hep B patient? Is the signs and symptoms of HIV always present since his/her immune system is already fighting an infection? What will happen if it is left untreated?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is no clear data that HIV will progress faster in someone who has chronic HBV infection. However, this type of patient may do better overall with treatment that addresses both infections. That treatment could include three drugs for HIV with... Read more »

CURE FOR CHRONIC HEP B

HELLO DOCTOR, in your opinion what are the chances of a complete cure for chronic hep b in the next... Read more »

Chronic hep b

My husband had a transfusion as an infant. he was a "blue baby." His mother always told him he... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medical Management of Chronic Hepatitis B and Chronic Hepatitis C

...die from complications of chronic liver disease. Most patients have no symptoms until the disease is far advanced. Managing Chronic Hepatitis B or Chronic Hepatitis C Health experts recommend that people who have chronic viral hepatitis take... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Expands Testing Recommendations for Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection

...published new recommendations for health care providers that are designed to increase routine testing in the United States for chronic hepatitis B, a major cause of liver disease and liver cancer. CDC recommends testing all individuals born in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Living With Chronic Hepatitis B

...Take Care of My Liver? Is There Treatment for Hepatitis B? What if I Am Pregnant? For Information on Viral Hepatitis Chronic hepatitis B is a life-long liver disease that can be spread to others. What Should You Know to Keep Others... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves New Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis B

...Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the approval of Hepsera (adefovir dipivoxil) tablets for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B in adults with evidence of active viral replication and either elevations in serum alanine... Read more »
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Need HELP PLEASE!!!!! GETTING PARANOID!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...sheets from her vagina. she is small around 5'0" while i am around 6'1". was this a cause of the size difference? Btw, i have chronic hep b that i had since i was a baby, got it from my mom. moving on, i tested for std a week after and was... Read more »

Hep A, B, & C?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
wondering if any of the above would skew a hiv test? nextly i was vaccinated within the last 10 years for hep B do you get a booster? i had all 3 shots, actually 4 because of timing. does that mean i'm safe from hep B? then hep A is contracted... Read more »

REREanyone know 3 months

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Sorry for not being clear. i had a 3 month hiv test and hep b test.both were neg i believe the hiv test after hearing all your post's I know its a HIV board i was just wondering if anyone new about hep b and testing , if it was mild or severe,... Read more »

Confused

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Question 1: How soon should I test for Hep B? Recently the condom broke when I was performing insertive anal intercourse. I will get an HIV antibody test in 6 months, but how soon should I be tested for Hepatitis exposure (either A or B)? This... Read more »