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What Does Hep B Look Like

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Anyone Know About HepB Coinfection Stuff?

Posted by shannon, 1 Reply
Hey everyone!
I am trying to find out what 356 MILLION copies of HBV DNA means in the absence of other liver information. It sounds awfully high, but David is looking and feeling fine, so could it just be that in spite of a high VL his liver is... Read more »

HIV risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I think this is low risk but just want some advice...
Visited 8 call girls over the past few years - HIV status unknown in each case. Vaginal sex each time with a condom which worked well (no splits or spills). On one occasion I gave oral... Read more »

hep and hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you are exposed to hiv and hep at the same time, will that extend the window period for testing. Or will you still get a conclusive test at the 12/13 week mark? Read more »

Follow up to Can't Figure This Out....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Thank you to everyone who replied to my previous post (listed below). I believe I am beyond my fear of HIV, but still believe something else has infected me. I am looking for insight as to what the hell it might be.


I have been going... Read more »

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 »
Ask the Experts

HepB and Infants-Part 2

Dear Mr. Mc Douglas,Indeed I have HBV DNA (Amplicor method) at 2,000 copies/ml while I made also U/S and looked very normal.Shall I go for liver biopsy? My AST and ALT are normal and I have AFP at 5,5.What is the threshold on HBV DNA for someone...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
I think if you have any fibrosis at all on the biopsy and any HBV DNA at all you should be treated with adefovir. DTD... Read more »

HepB ;treatment with Pegasys

Dear Doctor, thank you for the prompt answer. Are you suggesting that although I have now undetactable viral load (after 1 year in Pegasys) to start now therapy with oral agent or shall I wait when my viral load will be detectable again ?? Also we...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I can't remember your initial post well. If I remember correctly, you were HBeAg negative and I was worried about relapse. You could certainly see if the virus rebounds with treatment discontinuation; but I suspect the risk is high. If you do... Read more »

Facial Wasting and Tummy Tuck

I've had hiv for 11 years and hepb for 5 years. My hepb viral load is zero and my hiv viral is under 10k while my cd4 is 640.I use to be a weight lifter but had to stop some years ago. I still do daily walking, some yoga, some form of...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The facial filler part is straight-forward, Sculptra and Radiesse are approved in the U.S. for facial lipoatrophy. Both are effective, but have different performance characteristics. Radiesse works right away and lasts about a year. Sculptra takes... Read more »

protein in urine after being on Truvada for almost a year

I have hepb & hiv. After three years of trying different meds, what finally worked is, edurant/isentress/truvada. I take a Vit.D. pill, once a week (prescribed). I am sensitive to the 2nd component of truvada with my hiv.My recent tests are...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
This is a complex problem...1. You are absolutely correct that the Truvada is good for your HIV and HBV. 2. You are having protein in your urine with a history of some kidney problems. This is important to be thinking about. Sometimes we switch a... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

A Look at Hepatitis

HIV and Hepatitis I know that recently a great deal has been written about hepatitis. As a matter of fact, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association has endorsed universal vaccinations for MSMs (men who have sex with men) against hepatitis A and B as... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Newly Diagnosed With Hepatitis C

Newly diagnosed with both HIV and hepatitis C at the same time Are people around me now at risk? Can I pass on hepatits C through sex? Can you catch another type of hepatitis C or HIV? About hepatitis viruses Hepatitis A and... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

The Truth About STDs

Introduction Bacterial STDs Viral STDs Incidence and Prevalence References Introduction There are more than 25 diseases spread primarily by sexual activity. Together these infections -- called sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) -- have... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis B for People Living With HIV

For Martin Delaney Introduction Section 1: First Questions Section 2: Transmission and Prevention Section 3: Natural History Section 4: HBV Disease Progression and the Impact of HIV Coinfection Section 5: Diagnostics Section 6: HBV... Read more »