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Acute Hepatitis B

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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 »

Acute Hepatitis B

...Hello.My husband was diagnosed with Acute Hepatitis B, and was told that this was contracted... Read more »

Acute Hepatitis-B and Hep -A vaccine...help!

Dear Dr,I was as diagnosed with Acute Hep-B three months ago and got very sick, I am on the mend... Read more »
Articles
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Infection Persists After Clinical Recovery in Acute Self-Limited Hepatitis B

...after clinical recovery. The long-term investigation, headed by Nobukazu Yuki, included 14 patients with previous diagnoses of acute hepatitis B. The study, initiated a median of 4.2 years after the patients' disease was confirmed... Read more »
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

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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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 »

Anyone else out there had Hepatitis-B? PLS answer!

Posted by MarkyMark, 3 Replies
I know this doesnt have anything to go with HIV, but there were no forums for Hepatitis-B so I figure I would give this a shot. I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has... Read more »

Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has also gone through this and i have no one to talk to, I feel sooo alone and stressed out over this entire episode, I am hoping... Read more »

Should I get a hepatitis test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I thought it was pretty difficult to get hepatitis from a sexual encounter....should I worry about that? I have enough going on...don't need anything else. I am HIV negative. Should I worry about hepatitis or deal with what I have? Read more »