I’m HIV+ and have HEP B, will there be drug interactions?
I was diagnosed with HIV on the Feb 8, 2017 . I also have HEP B, will this complicate the treatment since I have both? Will this make my CD4 count drop fast since I have both? As of feb 9, 2017 my CD4 count was 468 but they didn’t tell me my viral load yet.
Answer: Lisa Thorley
Thanks for getting in touch.
How are you coping with your new diagnoses? Are you able to get any support?
Drugs that are used to treat HEP B, are also used to treat HIV. Therefore if your combination of drugs for treating HIV includes either of the following: Tenofovir, FTC and 3TC (Laminvudine) there will be no drug interactions. Have you been told what you’ll be given for your HIV and HEP B?
Having HEP B will not lower your CD4 count, its not taking HIV meds that will do this. If its of any help your CD4 is actaully good. This will rise when you start meds. Your viral load will also decrease.