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Treatment of Hepatitis B in HIV-Infected Persons

  • Ellen Kitchell
  • Mamta K. Jain
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Abstract

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a potentially controllable infection, but it is rarely eliminated from the body. During HBV replication, a covalently closed circular DNA molecule is formed, which remains intracellular and serves as a persistent reservoir that can cause reactivation of HBV infection years after a patient discontinues therapy.

Keywords

HBeAg Seroconversion Adefovir Dipivoxil Lamivudine Monotherapy Monoinfected Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine, Southwestern Medical CenterUniversity of TexasDallasUSA
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineUT Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA

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