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Natural Treatment For Chronic Hep B

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...work for people with CD4 counts below 350. There are no treatments for hepatitis A and E, but they usually only last a couple of weeks. ey usually only last a couple of weeks. Several drugs are approved as initial therapy for chronic hepatitis B. For more information, see the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov/STD/treatment/2006/hepatitis-b.htm . Fact Sheet 507 has more information on drug treatments for...
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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 »

HIV + and new dx of cirrhosis r/t chronic hep B

My partner who was dx hiv 4 yrs ago was recently admitted for cholecystitis..later found out it had infected his peritoneal space and his liver took a direct hit and was dx'd with end stage liver dz. I am concerned with a number of issues but mostly...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. It is important to differentiate between a diagnosis of cirrhosis and end stage liver disease does because many they are not necessarily the same. The natural history of liver cirrhosis is to progress towards liver... Read more »

Chronic Hepatitis B Natural Therapies

New York, NYHello. I'm in interested in homeopathic/natural treatment for my chronic Hepatitis B. Although my M.D is advising me to take an anti-viral I am of the mindset to first try a natural treatment. Any suggestions?Thanks,Depny@aol.com
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
There is no natural product that can help you clear the virus from your body,and much less help your liver to improve the damage caused by this virus.Alternative therapy may make you feel better,but it will not change the course of the disease.You... Read more »

Chronic hep b

My husband had a transfusion as an infant. he was a "blue baby." His mother always told him he could not donate blood but never explained why. As a young adult he tried to give blood and recieved a letter that he was positive for hepatitis agn. He...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...percent of people after one year and 30 percent after two years.E antigen seroconversion is an important event in someone with chronic hepatitis B. It signifies that the immune system is now controlling virus since this event is associated with... 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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Emtriva

...unlike Epivir, Emtriva remains in blood cells in excess of the 24-hour dosing interval. Emtriva is known to be effective against chronic hepatitis B, but is not indicated for its treatment; stopping the medicine could thus stop the suppression of... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people. Tenofovir DF is also approved for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection in adults. It is not known whether tenofovir DF is safe and effective for treatment of... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Viread

...known as TDF) was approved (with once-daily dosing) by the FDA in 2001 for the treatment of HIV and in 2008 for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B. Also available are once-daily fixed dose combinations of emtricitabine and tenofovir (Truvada)... Read more »
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I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Natural Treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm a spiritual healer from Los Angeles. I'm offering you a completely natural healing with no side effects. Chances of complete improvement are 80% - 100% since this method is still in research stage. E-mail: naturalbody@hotmail.com To make an... Read more »

Info on Hep B treatment?

Posted by shannon
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 »

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Posted by Leirer5, 5 Replies
About 7 years ago my brother found out he was hiv+, now he has full blown aids. His condition is getting worse, he has not one T-cell and the doctor told us that the virus load is at its peak. He looks good, he walks, takes care of himself and he... Read more »