Treatment of hepatitis B in HIV-Infected persons

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHIV and Liver Disease
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages141-149
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781441917126
ISBN (Print)9781441917119
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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