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What Are The Drugs Used To Treat Hepatitis B In Adults

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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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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 »

Hepatitis B resuts --> Needs interpretation

Hi, I recently had Hepatitis B test and I know I am positive for Hepatitis B but I have no clue what are the rest of the test means. Anti HAV IGM : NonreactivePatient Count : 0.03Cut-off Value : 0.50Anti-HCV : Non ReactiveAnti HBC IGG :...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...liver injury.You should not have unprotected sex or share needles or razors with anyone else while you may have high levels of hepatitis B virus in your blood.Your doctor probably offered hepatitis B immunization to your household and sexual... Read more »

Please help my daughter

fine some peace. I have asked this on the Hep C forum but got no answers.She is 29 weeks pregnant. She has been treated in the emergency room for Anxiety over this question. Her boyfriend is Hep C+. They had unprotected sex in June. She is now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Co-infection for additional information. Dr. Bob HIV and Hepatitis Coinfection Coinfection with HIV and the hepatitis C virus (HCV) or hepatitis B virus (HBV, see table below) is a growing public health concern. Because the diseases are spread in... Read more »

PLEASE HELP

Dr. bob you're the only one who seems to answer these questions, now i know you mostly answer questions about hiv but could you PLEASE take the time to answer this question about hepatitis c. do you know if the window period for hep c is the same as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Co-infection for additional information.Dr. BobHIV and Hepatitis CoinfectionCoinfection with HIV and the hepatitis C virus (HCV) or hepatitis B virus (HBV, see table below) is a growing public health concern. Because the diseases are spread in... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. It results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B can be either "acute" or "chronic." Acute Hepatitis B virus infection is a short-term... 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 »
Gilead Sciences, Inc.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Viread®

...for Viread® (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B, a serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Chronic hepatitis B is the leading cause of liver cancer worldwide and affects an estimated two... 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 »
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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 »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...United States during a routine physical exam. As for coinfections, the clinical situation is even worse; diagnostic tests for hepatitis B or hepatitis C are not available at all. A greater tragedy is unfolding on the tuberculosis (TB) front. TB... Read more »