Individuals with hepatitis B may also be coinfected with hepatitis A, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, or HIV. Coinfection can increase the risk of liver cancer, cirrhosis, the progression of disease, and liver failure. In this video, Drs. Ahn and Tang provide useful information about the various types of viral hepatitis coinfections as well as important steps you can take to reduce the burden of the disease.
The goals of treatment for chronic hepatitis B virus infection are to reduce inflammation of the liver and to prevent complications by suppressing viral replication. In this video, Drs. Ahn and Tang discuss the goals of treatment for HBV, indications for treatment, and the importance of treatment adherence, as well as provide a broad overview of your treatment options and highlight some important items to discuss with your physician.
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