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Hepatitis B

My husband is Filipino and was born in PI. He has been a U.S. citizen since age 3. He received the complete Hep B series for vaccinations and also had a positive test for immunity following. He is currently being evaluated for high GGT levels in...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...You ask good questions.If he had chronic infection from birth, he would not respond to a vaccine with a reactive surface antibody...That would not happen.So I suspect he has another reason for an elevation in his liver tests....it could be... Read more »

Why did my vaccination for Hep A and B not work

I received three seperate series of twinrix and my body still shows no immunity to Hep A and B. Why... Read more »

acute hep vs hiv

Hello.I have had unusual symptoms that even have my doc stumped... starting 2 weeks ago, I would... Read more »
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Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis B for People Living With HIV

...for HBV Monoinfection Glossary Introduction Welcome to this treatment guide for HIV-positive people who also have hepatitis B(HBV). This guide provides information on the prevention, care, and treatment of HBV,and the impact of HBV on... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...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... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Stimulating Vaccine Development:

...Caulfield has found that calcium phosphate can act as an adjuvant for vaccine, "resulting in an approximately tenfold increase in antibody titers." Phosphorothioate oligodeoxynucleotide can enhance type 1 responses with protein vaccines through... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Viread

...effect most patients might notice is stomach gas. Viread, like Epivir, has some activity against hepatitis B, so those with hep B should consult with their doctors before starting this drug. -- Jeff Taylor Got a comment on this article?... Read more »
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negative meia after 12 weeks. Got hep B vaccinatio

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...ate food and has the same color of food I eat. On 14th week, I saw a new doctor who suggested I should go for 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... Read more »

HIV/HepB Coinfection and test implications

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...urine, and pale faeces, which I have read is a symptom of HepB. My question for anyone knowledgeable out there, is:- Can a Hep B infection cause a false negative HIV test? Especially at 6/7 weeks, and if so what level of probability? Im... 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 »

Hep B plesae help

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...Just got an email back from Dr. Ben on my HEP A, B,C. He told me that I have been exposed to hep B and he says its nothing hes worried about??!?!?! Yuck! I also told him that I did start a series on B vacs a couple years ago Read more »