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Food Borne Hepatitis

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

What is Hepatitis? What is the difference between Hepatitis A, B, and C? What are the signs and symptoms of active Hepatitis infection? Is there a vaccine, treatment, or a cure for Hepatitis? Where can I get Hepatitis A and B vaccines? How can I avoid getting Hepatitis? How can I learn more about Hepatitis? What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means "inflammation of the liver". There are seven known types of...
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ER physician Born w hep B

Hi I have been dx with hep b. most likely I was born w it. My mother has chronic hep b as well. I was told I'm not infectious and my viral load considered undetectable. My concern is can I still practice emergency medicine? Do i have to...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
People who have chronic hepatitis B virus infection may work as health care workers. There are a number of things to consider regarding the health of your patients and decreasing risk to them.Factors to discuss with your doctor include your... Read more »

Blood borne pathogens in a sporting environment...

Hi Doctor,I just wanted to ask if it possible for someone to get infected with a blood borne pathogen in a sport situation? I play a lot of outdoor sports and I've gotten people's blood on me during aggressive plays. Is it possible to...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is generally thought that the risk of acquiring blood borne hepatitis infections through sports is extremely low. You should be vaccinated against hepatitis B so this should not be an issue - as long as you have developed protective antibodies.... Read more »

Born To a Infected Mother

I know a 4 year old child named Tyshira born to a mother with Herpes, AIDS and Hepatitis. What can I do to help? Is there any treatment?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
There are treatments for all three and effective ones too. You should make sure the child gets to a skilled doctor as soon as possible! DTD... Read more »

Girlfriend told me she was born with HepB Antibodies

Hi there,I am very confused about this subject - the research I've done makes things even more confusing. From what I've read on here and elsewhere I think I am fine.. but hoping to get an ok from a doctor on here! I will try and summarize...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
Your hepatitis B surface antibodies are protective as long as they were present before you had contact with your girlfriend. I do not know how long you have been together. I am not clear about your girlfriend's status. Perhaps she was... Read more »
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borning tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
People, i have this unpleasant sensation of tingling and burning in the tip of my tongue, i heard that this could be HIV related. Is this true? Itested neg at 4 months and smoke a lot, do anyone of you smoke? Has anyone of you experienced... Read more »

Food for thought

Posted by Angel_Ronnie
Here is a few quotes that I found which is most helpful and motivational to me and I hope that it will be for you guys as well.

1. Nothing is as real as a dream, the world can change around you but your dream will not, responsibilities need not... Read more »

how do u get it and know u have it when your born?

Posted by Adioatticus, 1 Reply
i posted beforeand stuff, and im just wondering...i got great answers that said since we didnt have sex before with other people we arent at risk...but then how do we know one of us wasnt born with it? would we like know when we went to the docters... Read more »

next generation born Hiv slim yet still possible

Posted by riverprincess, 1 Reply
With the medical breakthroughs for pregnate women there is becoming a generation that may or may not be infected.Growing up is tough enough in general . Hopefully parents are open enough to talk to their children so that they are strong with... Read more »