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Is Hiv Is More Common Than Hbv

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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

Introduction CD4 Cell Count Tests Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 Counts and When to Start Therapy What Do CD4 Counts Mean? Viral Load Tests How Often Should Viral Loads Be Tested? What Tests Are Used? Getting Viral Load Tests Viral Load and Women Interpreting Test Results Disease Progression and Therapy Commentary Introduction Two of the most common tests that you and your doctor will use to monitor your health are...
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Acute HBV &HIV-

I tested nonreactive or negative for HIV three times, this year. I took a test in February, April, and June(all negatives). I will go back in August to take another test. In June, I found out that I have acute Hepatitis B, which was during the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I agree with the person who told you that just because you developed acute hepatitis B infection does not mean you will develop HIV. I would suspect that your HBV infection was contracted through sex, which is the most common route. Of course, you... Read more »

PLz General queries abt HBV/HIV

Dr Please tell me as for HIV patients doc says that he can live for whole life but in case of HBV nothing 1)please tell me if in case of HBV LIVER ALT/AST are maintined and dna is undetectable then wether he can also live for long life and can HBV...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
This is tough to understand, but I think I know what you are trying to say. Indeed there are many resources on the internet devoted to HIV and very few to HBV. They are often related because of common modes of transmission and about 15% of HIV... Read more »


HIIam HIV+ not on meds yet and diagnosed recently with HBV as well my VL= 136000 and my liver function is normal when i asked my hep specialist today if i have chronic infection and active virus he said ( in his words) i can`t say now i should...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
All great questions!Your doctor is trying to say that he does not know if your disease is chronic until he has followed your tests over six months. In other words, if you just got infected recently, you may actually clear on your own without... Read more »

3 month test for HCV, HBV HIV from sexual encounter. Test further?

I had a sexual risk with a woman on her period in early December. I also used her razor to shave my beard though if I recall correctly I rinsed it out beforehand. I acquired Chlamydia from the encounter and treated with Azithromycin. I've been...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Your physician is correct to say that HCV is more common spread through injection drug use, although acute HCV has been reported in multiple studies in US and Europe in MSM. Acute HCV in this instance has been associated with presence of other... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

HIV and HBV infection. If you have adice!!

Posted by pozz_in_SA
I would like to hear from people in the same boat as myself. I have to go and see my dr today again for additional tests and then to decide what to do next. As you can imagine I am shit scared and would like to get as much possible info. What meds... Read more »

Common questions/concerns about HIV/AIDS please read

Posted by kbuddy77, 1 Reply

Questions and Answers about HIV
1. What is HIV? What is AIDS?
2. Who can get HIV?
3. What are the ways in which HIV can be spread from one person to another?
4. Can I get HIV from oral sex?
5. How long does HIV live outside the body?
6. Can having another... Read more »