People who become infected with
hepatitis B virus (HBV) may remain infected for the
rest of their lives (chronic carriers). Chronic carriers of hepatitis B can
spread the virus to others and are at risk for long-term liver damage.
HIV infection can speed up the rate at which liver
Most people with HIV infection who have not previously been infected
with hepatitis B should be immunized against it. The same high-risk behavior
that increases the risk of HIV infection also increases the risk of becoming
infected with hepatitis B.
If you're being treated for hepatitis C virus infection -- also called HCV-- your doctor is keeping track of your viral load.
What is HCV viral load? Why does it matter? WebMD got answers to your most frequently asked questions about hepatitis C and viral load from two experts:
Frank Anania, MD, associate professor of medicine and director of hepatology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.
Brian L. Pearlman, MD, medical director of the center for hepatitis C at the Atlanta...