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What Is The Treatment For Hepatitis B

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Hepatitis B treatment with Viread

I had had Hep B for many years and was closely watched by my family doctor. A recent blood test indicated my DNA count has risen to 2700 and my doctor suggested taking Viread for treatment. I researched this drug and found that there were many side...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Viread is a potent HBV drug that has many years of proven experience and safety. It has an excellent safety record in HIV infected patients as well since it also have activity against that virus. I would stress that the vast majority of patients... Read more »

Hepatitis B Treatment?

Which therapy is better? Shots or Pills?? Thank you Read more »

hiv-hepatitis b treatment

Hi, Barbara, thank you for your time. What treatment would you recommend for a person who is hiv... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Baraclude (Generic Name: Entecavir) for Treatment of Hepatitis B

On March 29, 2005, FDA approved Baraclude (entecavir) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection in adults with evidence of active viral replication, and either evidence of persistent elevations in serum aminotransferases (ALT or AST),... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Approves Gilead's Antiretroviral Viread for Use as Hepatitis B Treatment

...According to Gilead, FDA joins regulators in Australia, Europe, Turkey and New Zealand in allowing the company to market Viread as a treatment for hepatitis B (AP/ International Herald Tribune , 8/12). Back to other news for August 2008 ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Examine Effects of Circumcision, Hepatitis B Treatment on HIV/AIDS

...findings also have implications for the more than four million people worldwide living with both hepatitis B and HIV who need treatment for hepatitis B but have not started antiretrovirals, Thio in a statement said ( AFP/ Yahoo! News , 2/28). ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Idenix, Novartis Seek Approval for Chronic Hepatitis B Treatment

Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. have applied to the Food and Drug Administration for approval of a new drug to treat chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The drug, telbivudine, inhibits a different step in HBV's... Read more »
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I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Interferon and Hiv

Posted by ethan_hines, 2 Replies
Why doesn't pegylated Interferon work the same way with Hiv as it does with HVB/C?. Isn't Interferon very important in fighting RNA virus infections which Hiv is one of? How does Hiv get around its defence? Read more »

NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Abel S, Cesaire R, Cales-Quist D, Bera O, Sobesky G, Cabie A. Occupational transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus after a punch. Clin Infect Dis 2000 Dec;31(6):1494-5 Center for Information and Care on Human... 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 »