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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...

By James Learned for Positively Aware
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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...

By James Learned for Positively Aware
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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...

By James Learned and Maia Szalavitz for AIDS Community Research Initiative of America
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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...

By Tim Horn and James Learned for AIDS Community Research Initiative of America
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Hepatitis Treatment Update

Thymosin-Alpha-1 (brand name Zadaxin) has been approved in Mexico as a flu vaccine booster. Hopefully, Mexican approval for the treatment of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C will follow shortly. Thymosin is an injectable synthetic version of a naturally o...

By James Learned for PWA Health Group