close up of older woman thinkingI sometimes like to think of HIV as a party virus.  It likes to hang out with other viruses and microorganisms and people are often infected with many of HIV’s “friends”.  Some of HIV’s party buddies include herpes simplex virus, gonorrhea, Chlamydia, syphilis, human papilloma virus, cytomegalovirus, and the hepatitis viruses (hepatitis B, C and some other types).  The next couple articles will focus on the hepatitis viruses, starting with hepatitis B.