Hepatitis B Management in Special Populations

  • Author: Alessandra Mangia, MD (More Info)
  • Editor In Chief: Stefan Zeuzem, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 6/4/18 (What's New)

Summary

  • HBV/HIV coinfected patients often present with characteristics that do not fit neatly into the treatment algorithms provided by major guidelines
  • HBV/HIV-coinfected patients may exhibit abnormal liver tests due to steatosis, coinfections, or therapeutics[Wit 2002]
    • The goal of therapy is to suppress both HBV and HIV replication

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