HIV and Hepatitis B share similar routes of transmission. In United States, a large cohort study of patients with HIV showed that over 10 % of men who had sex with men, over 8% of those who injected drugs and over 5% of heterosexual individuals with risk factors tested positive for HBsAg or detectable HBV DNA. Because of the shared transmission routes, there is an increased risk of HIV and HBV co-infection. Despite the advancement of ART, that has a very efficient suppression rate of the HIV and HBV replication, morbidity and mortality rates are still higher in patients with HIV-HBV co-infection. In this episode, Dr. Steven Fine, an infectious disease specialist affiliated with the University of Rochester and Anthony Jordan Health Center, speaks about the management of Hepatitis B in patients with HIV.
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- Prevention and Management of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Adults With HIV: https://www.hivguidelines.org/hiv-care/hbv-hiv/#tab_0
- Hepatitis B Virus/HIV Coinfection: https://clinicalinfo.hiv.gov/en/guidelines/hiv-clinical-guidelines-adult-and-adolescent-arv/hepatitis-b-virushiv-coinfection
- People Coinfected with HIV and Viral Hepatitis: https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/populations/hiv.htm
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- Dr. Steven Mark Fine