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What Are Complications If Hepatitis B Is Left Untreated

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The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...Liver Problems Some HIV drugs can cause liver problems. It is believed that women and people over the age of 50 are at a higher risk of developing liver problems. Obesity, heavy alcohol use, and other liver problems (such as hepatitis B and C) can also increase the risk. Some drugs, such as Ziagen (abacavir) and Viramune can cause an allergic reaction in the liver that increases the liver enzymes in your blood soon after the medication is...
Ask the Experts


Hi, My father was diagnosed with Throat Cancer in lymph nodes year ago and treatment had gone well and it was well in control. But the infection's started to occur in his mouth and this had doctor's check for him for HIV. And the dreaded news came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...intravenous nutrition may be warranted to build him up, stop the wasting and allow him time to heal up from his various opportunistic complications. Antiretroviral therapy and prophylaxis against common opportunistic infections, while treating... Read more »

pml, hiv, hepB and C co-infections

My husband was diagnosed with hep B and C as well as Hiv over 20 years ago, as a teen. He tried AZT drugs briefly, but gave them up many years ago. Two years ago, he was diagnosed with PML as well as a Hiv infection in his brain. His count was 75 at...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...since your husband's care is quite complex and I don't know all the details. A few general comments I can make are related to hepatitis B. There are several medications for HIV that also have dual activity for hepatitis B. One of these is Truvada... Read more »

STDs in the blood.

I know that diseases like HIV or Hepatitis B can be spread by an infected person's blood getting into an uninfected person's bloodstream. Possible ways this could happen would be a needlestick accident or an infected person bleeding into an open...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...HTLV-I, and HTLV-II. Infections like HIV and the HTLV viruses die rapidly outside the body (within minutes). However, the Hepatitis B virus can survive for hours (even days) outside the body. The Hepatitis C virus can survive longer than HIV... Read more »

Urgent, complicated decision

Hi, sorry I'm asking you to respond as soon as possible, but I'm feeling anxious about the time sensitivity of the decision I'm making. I'm ending the acute phase of Hepatitis B and I still haven't made surface antibodies. My liver functions have...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis B usually takes about six months to resolve. If your hepatitis B DNA has cleared, your HBV e antigen has become non-reactive, your Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis B for People Living With HIV

...not HBV hasbecome chronic. HBsAg (Hepatitis B Surface Antigen) HBsAgs are small protein particles on the surface of the hepatitis B virus. HBsAgs can bedetected and measured by a blood test. HBsAg testing is commonly used to screen for... Read more »
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 »

Entecavir in Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)/HIV Co-Infected Patients

... Previously, the guidelines recommended entecavir as an option for patients who required treatment for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) but not HIV infection. This recommendation was based on in vitro data showing no significant activity of entecavir... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Complications and Emerging Connections

...genitals. Drug-resistant gonorrhea has also been seen. Hepatitis Hepatitis B and hepatitis C, both viral infections, complicate HIV disease and its treatment. Hepatitis B is transmitted... Read more »
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More complications??

Posted by jrob123, 2 Replies
...weeks. I feel the weight has gone from my legs, buttox, arms, face?? everyone is telling me how skinny i look. I feel also my left leg is much skinnier than right leg? Sometimes I feel pain in certain parts of my body and think is this my muscles... Read more »

My exposure was a bit complicated, HELP!!

Posted by questions, 3 Replies
I am a gay guy and yesterday I had sex with a guy I met, I didn't suck him or anything, he sucked me though the only thing I did was fingering him in the anus, however after I pulled my finger out, and right after I did I saw blood coming out of... 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 »