Interferon alfa treatment of chronic hepatitis B: randomized trial in a predominantly homosexual male population.


BACKGROUND/AIMS It has been suggested that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) coinfection and male homosexuality predict poor response to interferon alfa therapy of chronic hepatitis B. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of HIV coinfection on the response of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection to interferon alfa therapy in a predominantly… (More)