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Yes, Monogamous Couples Still Need STI Testing

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may not show up on tests immediately; for this and other reasons, routine testing is also important for people in exclusive relationships.

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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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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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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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The Death of Adefovir

"This is a very tough decision but I can't truly, in my heart, be convinced that there are enough data to support the safety or the efficacy of [adefovir dipivoxil] 60 mg," said Harlem Hospital's Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr at the FDA's Antiviral Advisory Co...

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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...

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Hepatitis B Prevention

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Hepatitis B preventionHow great is the risk for hepatitis B?You may be at risk for hepatitis B if you:How is hepatitis B virus spread?Can hepatitis B be spread by food?What is the hepatitis B carrier state?What are the symptoms of ...

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Hepatitis B Prevention and Pregnancy

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What is hepatitis B? Why is hepatitis B a problem for pregnant women and their babies? How can you get hepatitis B? If you feel healthy, can you still have hepatitis B? How do you find out if you have hepatitis B? How do ...