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T-cells And Hepatitis B

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HIV positive and Hepatitis B or C concern

My friend has taken D4T40,3TC and NVP for four months,now his ALT increased from 76 to 195.Does he need to change the regime as It is the concerning of Hepatitis B?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...injury" or "hepatotoxicity". 2. There is a good immune response to the HIV regimen and the restored T cells are "fighting" the Hepatitis B virus.3. The hepatitis B virus has become resistant to 3TC and is breaking through.I would start by closely... Read more »

hiv/hbv infected bi polar with severe depression

not sure if you are the one who can assist me but here goes...concerning toq, i feel like i'm in... Read more »

LOOKING FOR A MEDICATION THAT WONT EFFECT MY LIVER

STARTED TAKING ATRIPLA IN FEB 2009. DEVELOPED LIVER TOXICITY. WHAT MEDICATION CAN I BE SWITCHED TO? Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary Hepatitis B vaccination is the most effective measure to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and its consequences, including cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, liver... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...of a two-part statement from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that updates the strategy to eliminate hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission in the United States. The report provides updated recommendations to improve... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Immune Response to Hepatitis B Spares Liver Cells

...A new study suggests that, contrary to current belief, the immune system eliminates most hepatitis B virus (HBV) without resorting to large-scale destruction of infected liver cells. A report of the study, conducted by National Institute Read more »
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What is a T-Cell or CD4 Count?

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...What Is a T-Cell or CD4 Count? Your T-cell count, also known as a CD4 count, reveals the number of T cells in your body. A T cell is a special kind of white blood cell, and the more you have, the stronger your immune system is. When Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I've read all the uplifting stories and still cant stop thinking I'm positive as well as some of my family members. I've posted before so some of you may rememeber. My risk was slight oral exposure (on her) to a stripper that was from Russia. It... Read more »

T-Cell tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anybody know where you can get a T-cell count without going to the doctor? Some places will run a CBC (ehivtest) without a doctor. Will they do T-Cell count as well? Read more »

T-cells dropping..............

Posted by MIT, 3 Replies
...T-cells dropping, viral load still low - under 13000 and feeling uneasy about going on meds. should one consider meds at under 200 or Read more »