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Can A Person With Chronic Hep B Have Children

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Emtriva

...medication equivalent to Emtriva. Tips: Emtriva (FTC) is similar to Epivir (3TC). However, unlike Epivir, Emtriva remains in blood cells in excess of the 24-hour dosing interval. Emtriva is known to be effective against chronic hepatitis B, but is not indicated for its treatment; stopping the medicine could thus stop the suppression of the hep B virus. Patients co-infected with HIV/HBV should use the Truvada formulation as their...
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hep A and B vaccination

Who can benefit from Hep A and B vaccination? Are they recommended for everyone? Thank you
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...and people with chronic liver disease. It is also recommended for people who are household or sexual contacts of a person with chronic hepatitis B infection. Children in many countries (eg US, Taiwan) get hepatitis B vaccine as part of their... Read more »

hepetitis B

what is hep. B vac for
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...chronic carriers to other people. It is a three shot series.It is now routinely given to children and has decreased rates of chronic hepatitis B worldwide.Dr. M Read more »

Chronic hep b

My husband had a transfusion as an infant. he was a "blue baby." His mother always told him he could not donate blood but never explained why. As a young adult he tried to give blood and recieved a letter that he was positive for hepatitis agn. He...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...percent of people after one year and 30 percent after two years.E antigen seroconversion is an important event in someone with chronic hepatitis B. It signifies that the immune system is now controlling virus since this event is associated with... Read more »

PCR Test?

Hey Doctor Bob: FIRST AND FOREMOST, you should remind all your readers that end of year charity contributions are PERFECT for tax deductions! I donate to your charity every December! Thanks for your kind notes! Fast question for you... I've read...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...baby after birth to help prevent hepatitis B. Young children who are infected with HBV have a 25% to 50% risk of developing chronic hepatitis B. With adults, the risk of developing chronic HBV infection depends on the health of the immune system.... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...after someone is exposed to the Hepatitis B virus. Acute infection can -- but does not always -- lead to chronic infection. Chronic Hepatitis B virus infection is a long-term illness that occurs when the Hepatitis B virus remains in a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medical Management of Chronic Hepatitis B and Chronic Hepatitis C

...die from complications of chronic liver disease. Most patients have no symptoms until the disease is far advanced. Managing Chronic Hepatitis B or Chronic Hepatitis C Health experts recommend that people who have chronic viral hepatitis take... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people. Tenofovir DF is also approved for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection in adults. It is not known whether tenofovir DF is safe and effective for treatment of... Read more »
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Viread

...known as TDF) was approved (with once-daily dosing) by the FDA in 2001 for the treatment of HIV and in 2008 for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B. Also available are once-daily fixed dose combinations of emtricitabine and tenofovir (Truvada)... Read more »
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Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need them anyway huh? The ones I'm most concerned with are my children, we are very very close. I do believe they would jump to conclusions that I'm dying real soon and will be very... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
...I did not and will not miss a dose. I found a website and ordered a product to help with pill swallowing. It is used with children and adults who have difficulty with taking pills. As soon as I receive it, I will let you all know if it works. ... Read more »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
...hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »

Confused

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...REALLY negative before getting vaccinated. Question 2: Window Period for Hepatitis? How soon after contact will an infected person test positive for sexually transmitted Hepatitis? There is no reason to wait. Get tested right away, and... Read more »