HIV/AIDS Glossary

Hepatitis B Virus Infection (HBV)

Infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV). HBV can be transmitted through blood, semen, or other body fluids during sex or injection drug use. HBV infection progresses more rapidly in people with HBV/HIV coinfection than in people who have HBV infection alone.

Related Term(s): Coinfection, Hepatitis, Opportunistic Infection

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