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HIV/HBV Coinfection Raises Risk of AIDS Progression and Death

Coinfection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) nearly doubled the risk of progression to AIDS or death among people recently infected with HIV, according to a study described in the December 5, 2011, advance online edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

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CDC Offers New HIV and Hepatitis Coinfection Fact Sheet

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have produced a new fact sheet providing information about viral hepatitis in people with HIV.alt

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Hepatitis B and C Coinfection among HIV Positive People in the U.S.

Liver disease and coinfection with hepatitis B or C are common among people with HIV, according to a recent analysis, leading researchers to recommend that viral hepatitis screening, vaccination, and treatment should be considered a priority for HIV positive individuals.alt

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AASLD 2011: Long-term Tenofovir for HIV/HBV Coinfection

Tenofovir showed long-term antiviral activity against hepatitis B virus (HBV) lasting 5 to 8 years, with minimal evidence of kidney toxicity, and HBsAg levels declined steadily over time, according to 2 posters presented this week at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Liver Meeting (AASLD 2011) in San Francisco.

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Hepatitis Delta Found in 15% of HIV/HBV Coinfected People, Increases Risk of Death

Approximately 15% of people with HIV who test positive for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) also carry hepatitis delta virus (HDV), a defective virus that can only replicate in the presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) but can lead to more severe liver damage, according to a recent European study.

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