Southern African HIV Clinicians Society
Publication Date: April 1, 2011
2011 recommendations on hepatitis B virus (HBV) screening, vaccination, and treatment in HIV-infected individuals. Topics addressed include: screening for HBV infection in HIV-infected patients; vaccination of HIV-infected patients who screen negative for HBV; management of HIV/HBV-coinfected patients including lifestyle modification, antiretroviral therapy, management of coinfected patients with a CD4+ cell count > 350 cells/mm3, choice of the third drug in an antiretroviral therapy regimen for coinfected patients, and hepatitis flares in HIV-infected persons who do not know that they are HBV infected; and special populations, including pregnant women, newborns, children, and alternative treatment options for coinfected patients with high CD4+ cell counts.
Keywords: HIV - Comorbidities, HIV - Hepatic Complications, HIV - First-line Therapy, HIV - Paediatric/Adolescent Patients, HIV - Pregnancy, HIV - Resource-Limited Settings, HIV - Special Populations, HIV - Women