Presenter: Peter F. Ells, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York
- Describe laboratory testing and serologic and virologic markers used to diagnose, stage and monitor hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.
- Review HBV treatment (choice of agents) and through case examples, determine whether treatment initiation is appropriate.
- Discuss how current HIV medications have changed how clinicians manage HBV infection (e.g. hepatocellular carcinoma screening/follow-up in the era of HIV antiretroviral therapy).
- Devise a plan to manage side effects of treatment for HBV and HBV-HIV co-infection.
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