In the previous parts of the series the antiviral agents used in genital herpes, genital HPV
infection and therapeutic options in HIV infections were presented. The sexual contact is one of the
major routes in the transmission of HBV and also possible modes of transmission of HCV. In this
review we present the clinical indications, mechanisms of action, and side effects of presently available
medication for the management of HBV and HCV infections. Currently a revolution is happening in the
therapy of chronic hepatitis, especially caused by HCV. Direct-acting antivirals promise to open a new
era in treating of chronic HCV infection. Efficacious, simplified and well tolerated interferon-free, and
in some cases ribavirin-free regiments are available already and several other inhibitors currently are in
the clinical trials.
Keywords: Antimicrobial resistance, Hepatitis B Virus, Hepatitis C Virus, Sexually transmitted diseases.
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