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Adopting A Child With Hep B

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my child affected hepb?

i have hepb reactive i give birt last 3 years ago and he was vaccinated after i give birth..then i dont know if he has hepb after the vaccination.is it possible he can get hepb even he already vaccinated ?please answer me..thank you so much ..mery...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Very very unlikely...You can have a simple blood test for HBsAg to tell but I strongly suspect it will be negative.You yourself should have follow-up every six months for evaluation of your own infection. Your spouse should be vaccinated.... Read more »

husband has hepB, can I become pregnant

hi,I am trying to become pregnant, but am worried that my 3rd shot of hep B vaccine is due after 4... Read more »

false test results

HiWe are considering adopting a child who has tested positive for Hepb in his first test and... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

Please note: An erratum has been published for this article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary This report is the first of a two-part statement from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that updates the... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis B for People Living With HIV

For Martin Delaney Introduction Section 1: First Questions Section 2: Transmission and Prevention Section 3: Natural History Section 4: HBV Disease Progression and the Impact of HIV Coinfection Section 5: Diagnostics Section 6: HBV... Read more »
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Tratamiento para Hepatitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hola a todos, investigando en red, he encontrado que existe cura para la hepatitis b, que consiste en vacunar a la persona en tres oportunidades en diferentes momentos.
Quisiera que me digan si hay vacunas para la hepatitis a, y para la hepatitis c. Read more »