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Hep B Window Period For Hepatitis

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How soon should I test for Hep B?/ Window Period for Hepatitis?

Question #1: How soon should I test for Hep B?Recently the condom broke when I was performing insertive anal intercourse. I will get an HIV antibody test in 6 months, but how soon should I be tested for Hepatitis exposure (either A or B)? This...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...person would start showing positive on a HepatitisA antibody test during the acute illness, and for about 4-6 monthsafterwards.Hepatitis B is transmitted the same way as HIV, however Hepatitis B is 100times more infectious than HIV. If a condom... Read more »

Hepatitis A,B,C,D,E

Dear Mr. Sowadsky, I recently read your response to the question concerning HIV transmission and... Read more »

HEPATITIS A & B

Dear Ricky, I would like to know what are the symptoms for Hep. A & B. How long after infection... Read more »
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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 »
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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...your liver and yourimmune system: Eat healthy, nutritious food. Get lots of sleep and exercise. If you cannot sleepfor long periods, take naps. Avoid alcohol and street drugs. They can damagethe liver. Drink lots of water. Quit or cut back... Read more »
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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 »
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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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Posted by chris11474, 1 Reply
... i had oral sex 2 times the last one was 33 days and the other was at 70 days. i was the receiving end.can you get hepatitis b from this? i see alot of mixed emotion about it. i took a hepatitis b and c test both cam e back negative. the problem... 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 and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...unprotected sex left me with ab std which was treated and hep b. 6 weeks later i had all the symptoms nght sweats, fever, itching hands and feet, swollen glands, on and off for over 2 months. Read more »

the vaccines extend the period of window?

Posted by nightsunami, 1 Reply
...wanted that they answered this question to me because before the week 13 that me realize the examination I was vaccinated against hepatitis B. IT CAN AFFECT the VACCINE SO THAT the RESULT IS a FALSE NEGATIVE? Read more »