Why is hepatitis serology performed in patients with newly diagnosed HIV infection?

Updated: Jul 01, 2019
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, MA(Cantab), FAAP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Hepatitis A, B, and C serology is performed to determine the need for vaccination or treatment and to evaluate for chronic infection. Patients infected with hepatitis C may be candidates for treatment. Genotyping and baseline liver function tests are crucial.


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