Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a serious viral infection that affects the liver, potentially leading to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Treatments are available, some of which also work against HIV, but they do not usually cure the infection.

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  • Hepatitis B

    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is an infection that can cause severe liver damage, sometimes resulting in death. Hepatitis B is very common around the world, particularly in Africa, the...

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  • Hepatitis B treatment

    Treatments are available if your immune system does not naturally clear hepatitis B infection. The aims of hepatitis B treatment include stopping HBV replication, reducing liver inflammation, and...

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  • Hepatitis vaccinations

    Effective vaccinations are available to protect against hepatitis A and hepatitis B. There is currently no vaccine against hepatitis C. All people living with HIV should receive these...

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  • HIV & hepatitis

    This booklet gives information for people with HIV who also have hepatitis A, hepatitis B or hepatitis C....

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  • Hepatitis B and HIV

    Hepatitis B is a blood-borne infection that is transmitted in some of the same ways as HIV.Hepatitis B can be prevented...

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  • Hepatitis B Virus Elevates Risk for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Those with hepatitis B virus have a significantly elevated risk for developing any type of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new report. It’s possible that hepatitis B virus may even accelerate the progression of AMD.

    14 March 2019 | MD Magazine
  • Undiagnosed HBV, HCV, HIV prevalent in newly diagnosed cancer cases

    Researchers discovered a substantial proportion of patients with newly diagnosed cancer and concurrent hepatitis C or hepatitis B were unaware of their viral infection and many had no identifiable risk factors, according to a recently published study.

    18 January 2019 | Healio
  • Advanced fibrosis found in one-third of patients with HIV/HBV coinfection

    Researchers observed significant fibrosis in more than one-third of patients with hepatitis B and HIV coinfection undergoing long-term combination antiretroviral therapy with viral suppression, according to a study published in American Journal of Gastroenterology.

    03 January 2019 | Healio
  • Vosevi safe, effective in ‘triple-infected’ patients with HCV, HBV, HIV

    The direct-acting antiviral Vosevi demonstrated an average sustained virologic response rate of 87% among patients who were “triple-infected” with hepatitis C genotype 3, hepatitis B and HIV, as presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting.

    15 October 2018 | Healio
  • $20 blood test could help diagnose hepatitis B patients across Africa

    Researchers have developed an accurate diagnostic score that consists of inexpensive blood tests to identify patients who require immediate treatment against the deadly hepatitis B virus -- which can lead to liver damage or cancer.

    02 July 2018 | Science Daily
  • 'Virus-cracking' molecules advance fight against hepatitis B

    Researchers have found that certain molecules -- currently under clinical trial -- are able to 'crack' the protective shell of the hepatitis B virus, suggesting it may be possible to attack the virus after it has already taken hold in the body.

    07 February 2018 | Science Daily
  • Gilead's hepatitis B therapy to vie with 20 Korean therapies

    Korea has approved 20 products made by Korean companies targeting for No.1 chronic hepatitis B therapy Viread (compound: tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) made by Gilead.

    14 August 2017 | Korea Biomedical Review
  • UK rations hepatitis B vaccine amid global shortage

    Holidaymakers planning to travel abroad from the UK may not be able to get their jab in time, say experts.

    08 August 2017 | BBC Health
  • Hepatitis B added to routine baby injections

    All babies born from Tuesday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will have an anti-hepatitis B injection added to the other routine vaccinations they are given in their early life. The jab protects against viral infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancer.

    01 August 2017 | BBC News
  • ECDC estimate: Around 9 million Europeans are affected by chronic hepatitis B or C

    An estimated 4.7 million Europeans are living with chronic hepatitis B and almost 4 million with chronic hepatitis C infection. But large numbers of them are not aware of their infection as they have not yet been diagnosed. On of World Hepatitis Day, ECDC Director Andrea Ammon highlights the need for Europe to scale-up coverage of testing, prevention interventions and linkage to suitable treatment services to achieve the target of eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030.

    27 July 2017 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
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