Current Hepatitis Reports

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 103–113

Viral hepatitis in patients with HIV infection



Coinfection with HIV and viral hepatitis substantially alters the natural course of viral hepatitis as well as its management. Therapy for infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) in HIV-coinfected patients requires consideration of several factors, such as whether the antiviral activity of a particular agent is specific for HBV or for both viruses, the potential for drug resistance and cross-resistance, and the potential for hepatotoxicity. In most trials, response to treatment for infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) seems to be lower in HCV/HIV-coinfected patients than in those infected with HCV alone. Despite the current recommendations for treating hepatitis C in the setting of HIV, a large percentage of patients do not receive therapy.


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© Current Medicine Group, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Liver DiseasesMount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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