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Hep B infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How likely is it to get infected with Hep B through kissing (1-2 minutes) and unprotected blow job and unprotected cunnilingus? Would a coinfection slow down the immune systems' ability to produce antibody? I only got the first 2 shots of the 3... Read more »

besides obvious mental issue lol,can i go woohoo?

Posted by bios23, 3 Replies
Hey!
After reading the posts here, it has been really reassuring. let me tell you my experience. PLEASE help me by answering me. I promise I will give back to this community with my personal experience with hiv (whichever it turns to) in the future.

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John Hopkin's

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I would like to point out John Hopkin's Aids Service please read the publications about HIV tests and Symptoms and please don't bother Dr. Joel with Worried Well questions read the archives everything under the sun has been asked.I am a IV Drug user... Read more »
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Very Very Scared.. Please answer

Hi Doc.I was diagnosed with HepB 3 years back and results were as follows... HBeag neg,ALT 28 AST 38 HBV DNA undetectable.Now after 3 years... I did the test and the results are as follows.HBV DNA weakly detected... Hbeag NegAlt 22 AST 32Im very...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is good news that you are an inactive carrier. But you will always need follow-up to be certain that your disease stays inactive. Your partner should get vaccinated against hepatitis B to be certain that she is immunized. She should have testing... Read more »

Hep A&B vaccination

Hi Dr.I have a few questions regarding vaccination of Hep A&B.A couple of days ago I rec'd round one of the Hep A&B (Twinrix)vaccination however my Dr. did not do a Hep A&B test on me to determine whether or not I have the virus or...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If you were negative for hepatitis B three years ago and did not have any significant exposures since (sexual intercourse with someone with chronic hepatitis B, drug use, etc) then I do not think there is a need for screening first. Hepatitis B is... Read more »

Hepatitis B & C, risks, tests

Dear Dr. McGovern,I live outside the USA in a country where hep. B is endemic, and I'm not able to communicate well with local doctors. STD and hepatitis info.is limited, even in the local language.I would sincerely appreciate your expert...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Your hepatitis B panel confirms that you have been protected. I would not bother with the other panel of tests for hepatitis B or for any of the other STDs. Continue to use good judgment; keep in mind condoms for any sexual intercourse you may have... Read more »

Hep B and relationship problems with girlfriend

I've been dating my girlfriend for almost a year. About 4 months ago, she was diagnosed with HPV (genital worts). We've had unprotected sex and I have had symptoms too. Our doctors said we would never know who gave it to who. We made...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
First of all - I am very impressed with all of your concerns for your partner. You are obviously a very caring partner.The best answer here is to go to a physician together who is very knowledgeable about hepatitis B and to be counseled together. I... Read more »
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The Truth About STDs

Introduction Bacterial STDs Viral STDs Incidence and Prevalence References Introduction There are more than 25 diseases spread primarily by sexual activity. Together these infections -- called sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) -- have... Read more »
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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 »