Understanding the Pathogenesis and Management of Hepatitis B/HIV and Hepatitis B/Hepatitis C Virus Coinfection Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • HIV
  • HIV Infections
  • Hepacivirus
  • Hepatitis B virus
  • Hepatitis B, Chronic
  • Hepatitis C, Chronic

abstract

  • The approach to the hepatitis B virus (HBV)-infected patient who is also infected with HIV or hepatitis C virus (HCV) is very different from the approach to the patient with only one virus infection. HBV/HIV coinfection is common. Agents that have dual activity against HBV and HIV should be considered as treatment of choice in combination regimens in HBV/HIV-coinfected patients beginning antiretroviral therapy. In HBV/HCV coinfection HCV usually tends to predominate over HBV. More investigation is needed into the mechanisms by which viral pathogenesis is altered and the optimal treatment modalities for coinfected patients.

publication date

  • November 2007

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cld.2007.08.007

PubMed ID

  • 17981235

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 917

end page

  • 43, ix-x

volume

  • 11

number

  • 4