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Hep B Information Sheet

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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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More information needed on Hep B virus

To Dr Michael Fried Thankyou for your prompt reply.Here is some more information regards my maid which i had written to you about yesterday.The ELISA test was done for the HBsAg and the result was positive. Our whole family took the complete...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
...The HBsAg positive indicates that your maid has hepatitis B. If your family received the HBV vaccine series, then they have protective immunity. Although not recommended, your anxiety Read more »

So very confused by conflicting information!!! pls help

Hello Dr McGovern, I hope you can help clear up something once and for all. I had a severe bout with Acute Hep B in Dec 2003, I became VERY sick and my liver enzymes went through the roof, 5 months later I cleared the virus (Hep B surface antigen...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I did not read your entire story, but let me clarify a few things:1. Your gastroenterologist is correct that your past hepatitis B infection cleared, as demonstrated by your blood testing. You are not at risk of passing this infection onto... Read more »

More information needed on Hep B virus

To Dr Douglas Thankyou for your prompt reply.Here is some more information regards my maid which i had written to you about yesterday.The ELISA test was done for the HBsAg and the result was positive..... where as the spot test (screening test)...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...protective antibodies and that would be reassurring. As for your maid, she or he should see a hepatologist, I do not have enough information about her hepatitis. Good luck! DTD Read more »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A immunization boosters

After how many years could boosters be needed for Hep B and Hep Aimmunization?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. In regard to the Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines, at this time, booster shots are not usually necessary. After completing the initial vaccination series, in the vast Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...Overview Statistics Transmission / Exposure Symptoms Tests Treatment Prevention / Vaccination Pregnancy and Hepatitis B Overview What is hepatitis? "Hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver. Toxins, certain... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...lower hep C viral load Do not have serious liver damage Are women Are younger than age 40 Do not have HIV or hepatitis B infection Are white, not African American Can Hep C Be Prevented? Although there are... 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 »
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Intact Skin; Dont throw all caution to the wind

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...you for your question. The skin provides an excellent barrier against infection with HIV, and other bloodborne diseases like Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. The pores of the skin are not a direct access to the bloodstream. As long as the skin is... Read more »

Anyone Know About HepB Coinfection Stuff?

Posted by shannon, 1 Reply
...Hey everyone! I am trying to find out what 356 MILLION copies of HBV DNA means in the absence of other liver information. It sounds awfully high, but David is looking and feeling fine, so could it just be that in spite of a high VL his liver is 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 »