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Can You Have Sex After Acute Hepatitis B

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview it, or through food that was handled by someone with contaminated hands. Hep A and Hep E do not cause chronic illness. Hepatitis B is the most common hepatitis virus. It can be transmitted from mother to infant, through sexual contact, or through contact with infected blood. Globally, about 10% of people with HIV also are infected with hepatitis B (HBV). People with HIV are much more likely to develop chronic HBV. Hepatitis B is more...
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hep b core ab igm-postive-- had hep vaccine

shouldn't I be protected from Hep B??-- currently waiting on a complet heb b panel----
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...An IgM would suggest recent/acute hepatitis B. You will need further follow up including your liver function tests. The pace of the follow-up will also depend on whether you Read more »

Acute HBV &HIV-

I tested nonreactive or negative for HIV three times, this year. I took a test in February, April, and June(all negatives). I will go back in August to take another test. In June, I found out that I have acute Hepatitis B, which was during the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I agree with the person who told you that just because you developed acute hepatitis B infection does not mean you will develop HIV. I would suspect that your HBV infection was contracted through sex, which is the 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 tested for Hepatitis B and got positive result, and negative for HIV and all other hepatitis types.I has a small flu end of December, and all symptoms...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...It sounds like you just had acute hepatitis B virus infection. Read more »

Acute Hepatitis B Question

My husband was recently diagnosed with Acute Hepatitis B. (We were both tested for Hep B and HIV) ... my HIV test was negative, but my Hep B test showed antibodies present.3 Questions:1. Are the antibodies because I had the immunization some years...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...but I can try and answer given the info you provide.First, hepatitis B virus can be transmitted in many ways, not just through sex. Needle sharing and transfusion of unscreened blood products can transmit the virus as can infected mothers to... 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

Hepatitis B FAQs for Health Professionals

...infectious diseases. The case definitions for acute, chronic, and perinatal Hepatitis B are available at the following links: Acute Hepatitis B Chronic Hepatitis B Perinatal Hepatitis B (Acquired in the United States or U.S.... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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HIV and Safer Sex

... Table of Contents Sexual Harm Reduction Practicing Safer Sex Thinking it Through Sexual Harm Reduction Most people know that serious, even Read more »
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insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...contacting the CDC, asking our physicians -- for a DEFINITIVE answer to the question: IS IT SAFE FOR US TO HAVE UNPROTECTED SEX WITHOUT ME PASSING ON MY HEP B TO HER, SINCE SHE IS VACCINATED??? What about oral sex? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...HCV seroconversion was diagnosed (by means of EIA, recombinant immunoblot assay, and plasma HCV RNA positivity). The patient's sex partner was seronegative for both viruses, and the patient denied having had another sex partner during the... Read more »