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Lamivudine Hepatitis B

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AIDS InfoNet

Lamivudine (Epivir)

...lamivudine with other ARVs, you can reduce your viral load to extremely low levels, and increase your CD4 cell counts. This should mean staying healthier longer. A different formulation of lamivudine has been approved for people with hepatitis B. Some people with HIV had their hepatitis B get worse after they stopped taking lamivudine. Get tested for hepatitis B before you start taking lamivudine to treat HIV. If you have hepatitis B and...
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only 10 weeks

i live with hiv viruse c & b .iam on interferon &ribavirin for C and zeffex for B. iam not in med for HIV . now i have finished 38 weeks and still only 10 weeks .my p.c.r now is negative (zero) for both C&B and my v.l notdetected but my cd4 drobed...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...If I understand correctly, you have HIV/HCV/HBV infections and are currently taking Zeffix (lamivudine) for hepatitis B. You are also taking interferon and ribavirin for hepatitis C. You are not taking HIV medications. Your viral load results for 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 »

Lamivudine for HBV

Hi Doc,My great doc described Lamivudine for my HBV. I wonder why so because this drug is primarily for HIV. I would have thought from what I have seen in this forum that Interferon was better for me. Any reasoning?Thanks.Bianda, Seattle
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
...Lamiduvine is effective against HBV in around 50% of the cases.We use a combination of lamiduvine for six months followed by interferon therapy in an effort to reduce Read more »

PCR Test?

Hey Doctor Bob: FIRST AND FOREMOST, you should remind all your readers that end of year charity contributions are PERFECT for tax deductions! I donate to your charity every December! Thanks for your kind notes! Fast question for you... I've read...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...false-positive results.As for hepatitis B, the diagnosis is made with a combination of tests that look for specific fragments of the hepatitis B virus called antigens as well as specific proteins (antibodies) produced by the immune system in... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

...combinations of drugs. This could mean fewer missed doses and better control of HIV. Although lamivudine can be used to treat hepatitis B, a lower dose is used than for HIV. People with HIV infection should use the higher (HIV) dose. Some people... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

...than 12 years old because the individual doses of zidovudine and lamivudine cannot be adjusted. Some people with HIV had their hepatitis B get worse after they stopped taking lamivudine, a part of Combivir. Get tested for hepatitis B before you... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

...tablet called Trizivir). Lamivudine also comes in lower dose liquid and tablet forms (called Epivir-HBV) for the treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The lower dose form of lamivudine is for individuals who have HBV infection only.... Read more »
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Anyone else out there had Hepatitis-B? PLS answer!

Posted by MarkyMark, 3 Replies
I know this doesnt have anything to go with HIV, but there were no forums for Hepatitis-B so I figure I would give this a shot. I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has... Read more »

insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »

hepatitis B (duda solo por si hay algun medico)

Posted by Mairannnn, 2 Replies
...cual es el periodo de ventana de la hepatitis b? y ya que estamos de la c? en que lapso de tiempo es aconsejable hacer una serologia? saludos Read more »