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Saturday, September 22, 2012
Switching to tenofovir suppresses hepatitis B in HIV/HBV co-infected people
Some antiretroviral drugs, including tenofovir and lamivudine, are also active against hepatitis B virus. European and US treatment guidelines recommend that people with HIV/HBV co-infection should include at least one of these drugs in their antiretroviral regimen. Hepatitis B virus rapidly develops resistance to lamivudine, however, which may compromise its effectiveness.