Journal article

Meeting the Challenge of Eliminating Chronic Hepatitis B Infection

Peter A Revill, Capucine Penicaud, Christian Brechot, Fabien Zoulim

GENES | MDPI | Published : 2019

Abstract

Over 257 million people live with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and there is no known cure. The effective preventative vaccine has no impact on existing infection. Despite the existence of drugs which efficiently suppress viral replication, treatment is usually life-long and finite therapies that cure HBV infection are urgently required. However, even if such therapies were available today, it is unlikely they would reach all of those who need it most, due to chronic hepatitis B (CHB) being largely undiagnosed across the globe and to the dire need for health systems promoting access to therapy. Considerable challenges to developing and implementing an effective HBV cure remain. N..

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