Questions and Answers - Treatment

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Commonly Asked Questions and their Answers

General | Transmission | Vaccination | Treatments

What are the treatments available for early stage HBV infection?
That's a simple question to answer. There are none. However, this should not cause alarm. Contrary to what some may say, over 90% of those infected with hepatitis B recover. What infected individuals need is support. They also need to definitely stay away from alcohol and other substances which make the liver work harder than necessary.

Chronic hepatitis B infection is another story. Though there is no cure for the disease, there are a variety of treatments available for the chronic carrier. (See Treatments)

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