Hepatitis B virus treatment in HIV-infected patients.

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Abstract

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is common in HIV-infected persons and is associated with increased risk of liver-related morbidity and mortality. Agents available to treat HBV infection in coinfected patients include lamivudine, entecavir, emtricitabine, adefovir, peginterferon alfa, and the recently approved telbivudine. Treatment decisions should take into account a number of factors, including antiretroviral therapy status, HBV genotype, prior experience of lamivudine, and the need to avoid drug resistance in both HIV- and HBV-infected persons. This article summarizes a presentation on treatment and management of HBV infection in HIV-infected patients made by Chloe L. Thio, MD, at the 9th Annual Ryan White CARE Act Update in Washington, DC. The original presentation is available as a Webcast at www.iasusa.org.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-175
Number of pages6
JournalTopics in HIV medicine : a publication of the International AIDS Society, USA
Volume14
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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