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Thursday, March 7, 2013

CROI 2013: Dually Active Antiretroviral Therapy Protects Against Primary Hepatitis B Infection

Use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) that includes drugs active against both hepatitis B virus (HBV) and HIV reduces the risk that HIV positive people will become infected with HBV -- in effect acting as HBV PrEP -- according to a study presented at the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013) this week in Atlanta.

Approximately 6% to 10% of people with HIV are also infected with HBV, and coinfection is associated with more rapid liver disease progression than HBV monoinfection.


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