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HIV and Hepatitis B

Key PointsHepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV).HBV is spread through contact with the blood, semen, or other body fluid of a person who has HBV. Among adults in the United States, HBV is spread mainly through sexual ...

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Hepatitis B and HIV/AIDS

Learn about what hepatitis B is, how to prevent, recognize, and treat it, and HIV treatment for people with both HIV and HBV.

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Vaccinations and HIV

What Are Vaccinations? What's Different for People With HIV? Which Vaccinations Are Recommended? HIV-Positive Travelers

What Are Vaccinations?

Vaccinations, or immunizations, are treatments that build up your body's defenses against certain...

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Viral Hepatitis More Deadly Than HIV in Europe

This article was reported by Science Codex.

Science Codex reported that according to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010), viral hepatitis has a mortality rate 10 times that of HIV/AIDS among European Union (EU) countries. Viral hepati...

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Treating Hepatitis B and C

Hepatitis B

Treatment for chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has not advanced as fast as HIV and hepatitis C therapy in recent years, but approval of new drugs has led to higher response rates.

Nucleoside/nucleotide analogs are the mainstay ...

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California: West Coast Helps Launch National Hepatitis Testing Day

CDC recently joined elected officials and community leaders to mark the first-ever National Hepatitis Testing Day, which launched May 19 with nearly 100 testing and awareness events across the nation. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Dr. John Ward, dir...

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FAQs About HIV and Hepatitis B/C

When is the best time to start hep C treatment? How does being infected with hep C as well as HIV affect your ability to have a baby? Is there a "window period" for hepatitis C testing? We've pulled together some of our experts' most helpful answers ...

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California: Lofty Goal -- Stamp Out Silent Killer Hepatitis B

Public health officials and Asian community leaders are working together to eradicate hepatitis B virus from San Francisco, the city with the highest concentration of HBV in the country, as well as the highest rates of liver cancer. A campaign has be...

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Hepatitis Highlights From CROI

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Long HCV Survival in Syringes Treatment Response and AIDS Progression Rapid Liver Disease Progression? HCV Clearance and CD4 Cell Recovery IL28B Gene Variation HBV DNA in Semen

This year's Conference on Retroviruses and ...

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Australia: Warning Over the Dangers of Body Piercing

Over the warmer months in Australia, doctors anticipate the usual seasonal spike in piercing-related infections, and now they are offering advice on how to avoid them.

Less-than-sterile conditions can lead to the spread of disease, warned Dr. Steve ...