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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

In recent years, a lot has been written about hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in people who also have HIV (co-infection). HCV is a significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of t...

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Why HIV Drug Resistance Matters: An Overview

When we talk about HIV treatment, the issue of resistance almost always comes up. HIV drug resistance can seem to be a hopelessly complicated topic. But having a basic understanding of what resistance is, what causes it, and how it's measured can hav...

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Substance Use

Drug Interactions: HIV Medications, Street Drugs and Methadone

A drug interaction is what happens when one drug that you take affects the way another drug you take works in your body. An interaction can affect your body's ability to break down one drug or both drugs. It can also affect the strength or effectiven...

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Viral Hepatitis and HIV

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Introduction About the Liver and Hepatitis Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Hepatitis C Taking Care of Your Liver Selected Web Resources Credits

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Written By: Tim Horn and James Learned

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About the Liver and Hepatitis

About the Liver and Hepatitis

The Liver and Its Many Functions

The liver is the largest organ in the human body. Approximately the size of a football, it is located in the upper right part of the abdomen.

We can't live without a functioning liver...

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Hepatitis C

Taking Care of Your Liver

Taking Care of Your Liver

Whether you have liver damage because of a viral hepatitis infection or for any other reason, talk with your healthcare provider about liver health and consider the following:

Get vaccinated against hepatitis A and hepatit...

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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B

What Is Hepatitis B and How Is It Transmitted?

Hepatitis B is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). HBV is a noncytopathic virus, meaning that it does not cause direct damage to liver cells. Instead, it is the immune system's aggressiv...

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Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A

What Is Hepatitis A and How Is It Transmitted?

Hepatitis A is caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAV is spread from one person to another when the feces (shit) of someone with the virus gets into another person's mouth. People can b...

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C

What Is Hepatitis C and How Is It Transmitted?

Hepatitis C is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The virus can cause lifelong infection, cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure, and death. There is no vaccine to protect ...

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The Skinny on Body Fat and Metabolic Changes

The 7th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) included close to sixty reports and a symposium devoted to looking at the changes in metabolism and body composition that people on long-term antiretroviral therapy have been expe...