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Hepatitis B (HBV, Hep B) Topic Guide

Hepatitis B (HBV, Hep B) Hepatitis B (HBV, Hep B):

Hepatitis is a general term that means inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis B is caused by infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV, Hep B). Hepatitis B is transmitted from one person to another person via blood in semen, saliva, vaginal discharge, etc. Symptoms of hepatitis B include:

Treatment is with drugs.

Hepatitis B (HBV, Hep B) Topic Guide - Visuals

Hepatitis B (HBV, Hep B) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

adefovir Adefovir

Adefovir is an antiviral medication. Adefovir prevents viral cells from multiplying in the body and infecting new liver cells...learn more »

tenofovir Tenofovir

Tenofovir is an antiviral medicine that prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis B from multiplying in your body...learn more »

hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccine Hepatitis A And Hepatitis B Vaccine

Hepatitis A and B are serious diseases caused by virus...learn more »

lamivudine Lamivudine

Lamivudine is an antiviral medicine that prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis B virus from multiplying in your body...learn more »