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How does Viread (tenofovir) treat hepatitis B?

Viread (tenofovir) is only used to treat chronic cases, not acute cases, of hepatitis B. It treats chronic hepatitis B by helping your body fight the virus and slowing down the damage it will cause to your liver. Viread does not prevent or cure chronic hepatitis B.

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