lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC) for chronic hepatitis B

    There's lots of interest in using lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC) for chronic hepatitis B. Epivir is normally used for HIV.

    Hepatitis B is often transmitted sexually. It's 100 times more contagious than HIV.

    Alpha interferons are the only treatments approved for hep B. But they're effective only about a third of the time.

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