Journal article

Challenges and opportunities for hepatitis B cure in the setting of HIV--hepatitis B virus co-infection

Jennifer Audsley, Joe Sasadeusz

Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To examine issues specific to HIV--HBV co-infection that are relevant to the search for and achieving hepatitis B cure in this the setting RECENT FINDINGS: In HIV--HBV co-infection, high rates of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) loss early after initiation of HBV-active antiretroviral therapy (ART) have previously been reported. Between 2012 and 2016, HBsAg loss from 2.8 to 23% was reported in numerous studies, including those already on suppressive HBV-active ART. Data published in 2018-2019 show that these rates have remained fairly stable (3.0-13.9%). However, it appears that higher HBsAg loss on starting HBV-active ART in co-infection falls within a few years to lev..

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