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What Is HBV

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HBV Viral Load and having HBV for 40 yrs

I have had HBV for 40 years, transfusion of tainted blood at birth. I have a viral load count of 547 and it was 345 three months ago, any concern here? I am thinking about starting a family with my wife, and I am now 40, how can I keep this HBV in...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
That is not really a significant difference between those two viral load values. You don't indicate whether you have been offered or had any HBV specific treatment. You may want to discuss your situation with a liver specialist.... Read more »

Inactive HBV carrier having unprotected sex with active HBV carrier

Hello Doctor.I am a HBV inactive carrier with HBs Ag+, HBe Ag-, HBV DNA(PCR)=4055 copies/mL, ALT... Read more »
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International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Treatment of Chronic HBV in HIV-Coinfected Patients

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and HIV share similar routes of transmission. As a consequence, up to 80 percent of HIV-infected patients have serological markers of present or past HBV infection. The prevalence of HIV-infected persons carrying hepatitis B... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HBV/HCV Coinfection Linked to Younger Age, HIV, Male Sex

Researchers reviewed data on patients with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection who had been tested for hepatitis B between 1997 and 2005 from the National Veterans Affairs HCV Clinical Case Registry. Data indicate that 168,239 individuals who were... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Rate of OIs and Death Significantly Higher in HIV/HBV- or HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients

The SMART (the Strategic Management of Antiretroviral Therapy) study may have been one of the most important studies of 2006. 1 Initiated by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Terry Beirn Community Programs for Clinical Research... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Associated With Nonresponse to HBV Vaccine

Researchers from the University of Washington and Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, conducted a prospective interventional study to investigate the response of adults with HIV to hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination. The 603 participants... Read more »
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Co-infection HIV-HBV chronic

Posted by MPL1160
I am looking to connect with other coinfected with HBV chronic and share experience and info. I am in the NY metropolitan area but not necessarily looking for people in the same area. Anyone interested can either thread or email me direct at... Read more »

HBV Vaccine What can I expect?

Posted by ConcernBlkMan, 2 Replies
First timer here! Just wanted to know what can I expect when taking the HBV Vaccine. I'm about to start next month. I would like to hear, what can I expect? Are there any side effect and how was your T-cell response to this vaccine? Any info you... Read more »

Multi-infections of HBV, HCV, HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
This sounds like science fiction, but.....
I have infected with HBV for around 20 years or so. The same applies to Hiv+. HCV occured about 16 years ago. I have no trouble with either of the HCV or HBV after initial liver enzyme elevation and... Read more »

Pegasys for HBV

Posted by shannon, 2 Replies
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 »