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Cure For Chronic Hep B

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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 »

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?... Read more »

Chronic hep b

My husband had a transfusion as an infant. he was a "blue baby." His mother always told him he... Read more »
Articles
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Expands Testing Recommendations for Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection

...published new recommendations for health care providers that are designed to increase routine testing in the United States for chronic hepatitis B, a major cause of liver disease and liver cancer. CDC recommends testing all individuals born in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Living With Chronic Hepatitis B

...Take Care of My Liver? Is There Treatment for Hepatitis B? What if I Am Pregnant? For Information on Viral Hepatitis Chronic hepatitis B is a life-long liver disease that can be spread to others. What Should You Know to Keep Others... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves New Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis B

...Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the approval of Hepsera (adefovir dipivoxil) tablets for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B in adults with evidence of active viral replication and either elevations in serum alanine... Read more »
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Need HELP PLEASE!!!!! GETTING PARANOID!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...sheets from her vagina. she is small around 5'0" while i am around 6'1". was this a cause of the size difference? Btw, i have chronic hep b that i had since i was a baby, got it from my mom. moving on, i tested for std a week after and was... Read more »

Tset 1 year

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
1 year test is it nesescery. I had a hooker perform oral on me last june on the 14th of 2004. She may have cut me but i cant remember but i became very sick after with something that resembled mono.I had all std tests neg and mono neg. I had... Read more »

REREanyone know 3 months

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Sorry for not being clear. i had a 3 month hiv test and hep b test.both were neg i believe the hiv test after hearing all your post's I know its a HIV board i was just wondering if anyone new about hep b and testing , if it was mild or severe,... Read more »

Confused

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Question 1: How soon should I test for Hep B? Recently the condom broke when I was performing insertive anal intercourse. I will get an HIV antibody test in 6 months, but how soon should I be tested for Hepatitis exposure (either A or B)? This... Read more »