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Hep B Active Carrier Infectious Spreading

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...diseases. They are spread by contact with fecal matter, either directly or from water that has sewage in it, or through food that was handled by someone with contaminated hands. Hep A and Hep E do not cause chronic illness. Hepatitis B is the most common hepatitis virus. It can be transmitted from mother to infant, through sexual contact, or through contact with infected blood. Globally, about 10% of people with HIV also are infected with...
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my boy friend is Hep B carrier, will alcohol affect him?

Hi, my boy friend is a hep B carrier and sometimes he likes to drink alcoholic drinks during clubbing. Im worried that the alcohol will activate the virus inside his body. Pls advice me. Thanks.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...any significant amount. Besides that, it acts as an immune suppressant and this could theoretically lead to activation of his hepatitis B infection. Read more »

Hep B

Hi Barabara,My mother age 46 years has undergone whole body blood tests and she got HBsAg as positive .here are the full blood test results:HBsAg - positiveAnti HCV -negativeHIV I & HIV II antibodies -negativeHBeAg -NegativeAnti -HBe Total-...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I suspect she may be an "inactive" carrier based on the hepatitis B antibody results. I would want to follow up on liver function tests and hepatitis B DNA results. Read more »

HIV+Hep B and a Baby

Hi!My child's main caregiver (besides her parents) was just diagnosed with both Hep B and HIV.Now I am worried that continuing to care for my daughter will put him at risk since children tend to spread so many germs.Do we have to give up his...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Both Hepatitis B and HIV are transmitted through contaminated blood. This is most efficiently transmitted through sexual intercourse for HBV and Read more »

hepititus b carrier

Back in Aprilof this year I was tokd I had hepititus a and during that time I was suffering real bad. I got over all of that. I go back to my doctor and he tells me I am Hepitius b carrier. Does a turn into the b are what? I am not a drug user nor a...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...people with HIV or questions related to HIV medications. Assuming you are HIV+, my response is that hepatitis A virus (HAV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) are two very different germs. HAV is spread by primarily fecal contamination of food and... Read more »
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The Well Project

Hepatitis B

... Table of Contents What Is Hepatitis B? How is HBV Spread? Diagnosis and Treatment HIV Treatment for People Who Are Also Infected With HBV Prevention of Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...Hepatitis A is usually not serious but it can be for someone with a weakened liver. This includes people who are infected with hepatitis B or C. Two hepatitis A vaccine shots can protect you for about 20 years. Hepatitis B can cause serious... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

...Injection and Infection HIV infection spreads easily when people share equipment to use drugs. Sharing equipment also spreads hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and other serious diseases. Infected blood can be drawn up into a syringe and then get... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...milk has to get into your body. HIV-infected pregnant women can pass the infection to their new babies. To decrease the risk of spreading HIV: Use condoms during sexual activity; Do not share drug injection equipment; If you are HIV-infected... Read more »
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negative meia after 12 weeks. Got hep B vaccinatio

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Vaccination for Hep B, since I was not immune for that. I took that shot. Now I am very worried. I see from some websites, that with hepatitis B vaccination, it could show positive for ELISA. Is it the case? If I am seroconverting, will this shot... Read more »

HEP B, HEP C, & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If one was infected with HEP B or C and took and HIV test at 12, 15, and 17 weeks (excessive testing I know, can't help it) would a negative test be accurate Read more »

Tested Postitive for Hep B.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I got tested positive for Hep B. I would like to know if there's anyone out there knows where I can go to get counseling for this. Read more »

hep b / hiv coinfect

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...is it possible to get hiv / hep b coinfection via oral sex, say cunnilingus, if so, would the hep b infection cause an hiv test to be neg after 6-8 weeks or so. Read more »