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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Marker of Active Hep B Infection Declines in Those Coinfected with HIV, Treated with Tenofovir
Loss of HBsAg is the ultimate chronic HBV infection treatment goal, as it signals that the immune system has ramped up and gained control of HBV replication. Among people with chronic HBV infection who experience a spontaneous loss in HBsAg, rates of cirrhosis and liver cancer are significantly lower than those who remain positive for the antigen, considered to be one of the most important markers of active infection.