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What Is The Relationship Between Steroids And Hiv Or Hepatitis

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Relationship between AIDS and HIV

Contents Introduction The Definition of AIDS The Designation AIDS Is a Surveillance Tool Quantifying the Epidemic A Brief History of the Emergence of AIDS Initial Theories Retrovirus Hypothesis Seroprevalence Surveys HIV and Other Lentiviruses Course of HIV Infection Immunologic Profile of People with AIDS Mechanisms of CD4+ T Cell Depletion Koch's Postulates Fulfilled Evidence From Animal and Laboratory Models Geographic...
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Hepatitis B and HIV relationship

Is there any direct link or relationship between hepatitis B(HBV) and HIV, or are they completely disconnected?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
They are completely unrelated viruses. HBV is a DNA virus; HIV is an RNA virus. They are similar in terms of how high they replicate in the body; they also can become resistant to medications. Both can be transmitted through injection drug use and... Read more »
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
HBV and HIV can be transmitted in similar fashion - through injection drug use or sex.Patients who have HIV before they get HBV have a lower chance of clearing their hepatitis B.... Read more »

Relationship between Hepatitis & HIV

Can a HIV + person be immunised against hepatitis B? Will HIV infection causes the hepatitis B antibodies inthe body to be weakened? Will anti HIV combination treatment help against fighting hepatitis?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Hepatitis B vaccine will work well in HIV patients,not quite as well as in HIV negative patients. I would definitely recommend it for both HIV and non HIV patients. DTD... Read more »

HIV+/HBV Chronic can I take steroids

hi Barbara, I have been hiv+ and HBV Chronic for 8 years and started Truvada and Kaletra last year in June. MY viral loads are undetectable, my liver functions back to normal and my T-cells are at 700. My Cholesterol is going up though and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would definitely advise you NOT to take steroids!!!Steroids can cause reactivation of HBV infection and do harm to your liver. HBV "flares" are caused by a resurgence of virus in the blood and can be serious.Right now, it sounds like you... Read more »
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Steroids for Bodybuilding

Posted by Chico, 4 Replies
I have recently started on my hiv treatment and want to know if i can continue to take Winstrol Depot the steroid for my body building.

I am fit and healthy but don't want the steroid to affect my resistance. Any body builders or Doc's help me out... Read more »

HIV & Hepatitis Treatment Educator

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HIV & Hepatitis Treatment Educator

NATAP is a non-profit corporation with 501(c)3 Federal tax status. Its
mission is to educate individuals about HIV and hepatitis treatment as well
as to advocate on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS. NATAP... Read more »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine.

We have been searching ALL OVER -- the internet, contacting the CDC, asking our physicians -- for a... Read more »

relationship hpv & hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What is different between hpv and hiv. What is their relationship? Read more »