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Children Born To Mothers With Chronic Hep B

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AIDS InfoNet

Children and HIV

...were infected in the US. By 2008, there were 182 new infections and 41 new diagnoses of AIDS. African-American newborns are much more likely to be infected than children of other races. Most children with HIV were born to mothers with HIV. Others got a transfusion of infected blood. In the developed world, blood for transfusions is screened and most pregnant women are taking ARVs. See Fact Sheet 611 for more information on pregnancy and...
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progression of hiv in a chronic hep b patient

Hello doctor,I would like to ask: Does HIV progresses faster in an already chronic hep B patient? Is the signs and symptoms of HIV always present since his/her immune system is already fighting an infection? What will happen if it is left untreated?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is no clear data that HIV will progress faster in someone who has chronic HBV infection. However, this type of patient may do better overall with treatment that addresses both infections. That treatment could include three drugs for HIV with... Read more »

CURE FOR CHRONIC HEP B

HELLO DOCTOR, in your opinion what are the chances of a complete cure for chronic hep b in the next 10 years or so ?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I think that "cure" is not the word we will ever use for hepatitis B. I believe that we will always talk about HBV SUPPRESSION because the virus is integrated into the host and can reactivate. However, I do believe that we will become more... 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 »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

... Table of Contents The Facts About HIV Starting the Discussion Talking to Children of Different Ages Taking Care of Yourself HIV is a tough subject for parents, guardians, and caregivers to discuss with Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...usually only last a couple of weeks. ey usually only last a couple of weeks. Several drugs are approved as initial therapy for chronic hepatitis B. For more information, see the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control at ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Emtriva

...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... Read more »
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