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Different Types Of Hepatitis

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Hepatitis: Overview

... What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs (including prescription medications),
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Link between Hepatitis B infection and fatty liver

Hello Dr McGovern,I have a question regarding the relationship between chronic Hep B infection and fatty liver. Do inaction carriers tend to develop fatty liver more easily than people without the infection? Or is fatty liver mostly caused by the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I think your physician was suggesting that you may have two different types of liver diseases - hepatitis B and fatty liver disease.Hepatitis C can directly cause fatty liver - particularly genotype 3. Read more »

hepatitis

...What are the different types of hepatitis and how does one get these diseases/disorders?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis A is spread from contaminated food usually. It causes an infection that eventually clears and does not cause long term disease.Hepatitis Read more »

Hepatitis C Abnormal Results - please kindly advise

What does an HCV-Antibody result of (- abnormal mean? The normal indication is suppoed to be (-). The patient does not have HIV.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...If the HCV antibody test is negative, then most likely the patient does not have hepatitis C. There are a few exceptions: acute hepatitis C may not have a positive hepatitis C antibody yet. In the immunocompromised patient, Read more »

Should I test for Hepatitis C for this kind of exposure?

Hello Dr. McGovern, I visited a red light district in Korea 3 months ago. I had protected sex with a prositutte. However, when she pulled out, I noticed that the condom slipped all the way to the glans penis, exposing the front part of the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I suspect that in light of the risk you describe, that your testing for HIV is adequate and that testing for HCV and HBV is not necessary. Continue to use condoms as you are doing and limit your exposure to high risk partners.Dr. McGovern Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...can all cause hepatitis. Hepatitis is also the name of a family of viral infections that affect the liver ; the most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. What is the difference between Hepatitis A,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...can all cause hepatitis. Hepatitis is also the name of a family of viral infections that affect the liver>; the most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. What is the difference between Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...infections can all cause hepatitis. Hepatitis is also the name of a family of viral infections that affect the liver; the most common types are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for Health Professionals

...abdominal pain) and 2) jaundice or elevated serum aminotransferase levels. Because the clinical characteristics are the same for all types of acute viral hepatitis, Hepatitis A diagnosis must be confirmed by a positive serologic test for... Read more »
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Interferon and Hiv

Posted by ethan_hines, 2 Replies
Why doesn't pegylated Interferon work the same way with Hiv as it does with HVB/C?. Isn't Interferon very important in fighting RNA virus infections which Hiv is one of? How does Hiv get around its defence? Read more »

Sharing shaving razors?

Posted by Carrie, 8 Replies
My boyfriend (poz) and I (neg) were wondering if HIV can pass threw sharing the same shaving razors. The concern is obviously that if he nicks himself while shaving his face and gets blood on the razor, then I use the same one and nick myself while... Read more »

Hepatitis B and C

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...have some questions that are not well answered here or in another sites. What are the possibilities of being infected with Hepatitis B from a relation with a woman via vaginal without protection? Many sites claim that the Hep B virus is... Read more »

Window for Hepatitis and Hiv and more

Posted by Anonymous
...that will boost the immune system to kill virus in brain and so one. There is a long way to go. But scientist looks for two types of vaccines one for those allready exposed and one vaccine for thoose in a risk. Read more »