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Acute Hepatitis B Transmission

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Acute Hepatitis B infection cleared - risk of reactivation?

I had a severe bout with Hep B 7 years ago, I cleared the infection, I am Surface Antigen negative and Surface antibody positive, HBV DNA test undetecatble. I have been getting some conflicting information, OR perhaps I just don't understand...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is true that hepatitis B infection can "reactivate" after being dormant when a person is exposed to something that will suppress their immune system (like chemotherapy). There are a few case reports of this happening even in patients with... Read more »

Hepatitis B acute positive and negative HIV test

Dear Sir, In Agust 07 got tested for HIV and result was negative. On the 3rd of March 2008 I got... Read more »

Acute Hepatitis B Question

My husband was recently diagnosed with Acute Hepatitis B. (We were both tested for Hep B and HIV)... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...serious, lifelong illness. It results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B can be either "acute" or "chronic." Acute Hepatitis B virus infection is a short-term illness that occurs within the first 6 months after someone is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Incidence and Risk Factors for Acute Hepatitis B in the United States, 1982-1998: Implications for Vaccination Programs

In 1982, a safe and effective vaccine became available to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and was recommended for persons at increased risk for infection. In 1991, a comprehensive immunization strategy was adopted that included routine... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

West Virginia Urges Testing After Hepatitis B Outbreak

...Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic in Berkeley County in June 2009. In November, three clinic patients and two volunteers developed acute hepatitis B. WVBPH is not sure all the cases are linked to the clinic, but tests show four likely were infected... Read more »
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Abel S, Cesaire R, Cales-Quist D, Bera O, Sobesky G, Cabie A. Occupational transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus after a punch. Clin Infect Dis 2000 Dec;31(6):1494-5 Center for Information and Care on Human... Read more »

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Advanced Search Log In Home > News & Publications > Journals > AFP > Vol. 60/No. 2 (August, 1999) How to Recognize and Treat Acute HIV Syndrome BARBARA LEE PERLMUTTER, M.D., PH.D., JORDAN B.... Read more »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine. We have been searching ALL OVER -- the internet, contacting the CDC, asking our physicians -- for a... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

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1. Acute HIV-1 Infection Marcus Altfeld and Bruce D. Walker Introduction Acute HIV-1 infection presents in 40 - 90 % of cases as a transient symptomatic illness, associated with high levels of HIV-1 replication and an expansive virus-specific... Read more »