Hepatic Disease in HIV-Infected Patients

  • Author: Mark S. Sulkowski, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 9/4/18 (What's New)

Summary

  • HBV is identified by the presence of specific HBV antigens, HBV DNA, and anti-HBV antibodies (Table 3)
  • All persons with detectable HBsAg should undergo screening for hepatocellular carcinoma with liver ultrasounds performed at regular intervals (eg, every 6-12 months)
  • Most important clinical consideration is that persons potentially susceptible to HBV infection undergo vaccination

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