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Difference Between Acute And Chronic Hepatitis

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Contact with chronic Hepatitis (PCR 9900 v/ml)

Im really concerned. Four days ago I had contaminated my hand with virginal fluids of chronic Hepatitis B woman (PCR recent count 9900 v/ml). My question, is there a big chance I get Hepatitis B? I do not see cuts in my hand, and actually I washed...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...You are not at risk in light of your exposure. Hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for anyone who has a sex partner with chronic hepatitis. I would recommend that you discuss this with your doctor. Read more »

acute or chronic

You wrote once that hep c can cause arthritis like pain as well as upper right abdomenal... 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

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How common is acute hepatitis C in the United States? How common is chronic hepatitis C in the United States? How likely is it that acute hepatitis C will become chronic? ... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...acute or chronic. Acute means the first few weeks to months after you get hepatitis. You may feel sick for a couple of weeks. Chronic hepatitis means that the liver might be inflamed for six months or more. Chronic hepatitis stays in your body.... Read more »
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acute infection

Posted by bennetcj, 1 Reply
...to do iv drugs, and although he claims he never shared needles, there is a good chance that is a lie. I have read up on what acute symptoms are like, and the only ones i have of those are diarrhea (lasting about 20 days) and swollen glands.... Read more »

Antimicrobial & Acute Hiv

Posted by sickofit, 1 Reply
...A person is exhibiting classic signs of acute hiv ie: sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, muscle pains, general fatigue. They take the antimicrobial zithromax and have all Read more »