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Will treatment of hepatitis B cure the infection?

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Will treatment of hepatitis B cure the infection? - Hepatitis B for Patients

No. Even if treatment is successful, it doesn't completely get rid of the hepatitis B virus from the liver. However, successful treatment can stop the hepatitis B virus from replicating (making copies of itself) and can stop the inflammation and fibrosis. Stopping the inflammation will reduce the chance of developing cirrhosis or liver cancer.