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Hepatitis B Cases In America

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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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Traveling outside of the US?

I was diagnosed HIV+ back on June 2009. I am on Atripla now and last time I went to the Dr I was undetectable. I been thinking planning to travel to Mexico (my place of birth) and Cuba.Is there any specific precautions I should take when I go to the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...there and in many parts of Central America. Apart from vaccines, you will want to consider carrying an antibiotic to use in the case of travelers' diarrhea. A medication to prevent malaria may also be considered depending on your itinerary. ... Read more »

Please help my daughter

fine some peace. I have asked this on the Hep C forum but got no answers.She is 29 weeks pregnant. She has been treated in the emergency room for Anxiety over this question. Her boyfriend is Hep C+. They had unprotected sex in June. She is now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Co-infection for additional information. Dr. Bob HIV and Hepatitis Coinfection Coinfection with HIV and the hepatitis C virus (HCV) or hepatitis B virus (HBV, see table below) is a growing public health concern. Because the diseases are spread in... Read more »

PLEASE HELP

Dr. bob you're the only one who seems to answer these questions, now i know you mostly answer questions about hiv but could you PLEASE take the time to answer this question about hepatitis c. do you know if the window period for hep c is the same as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Co-infection for additional information.Dr. BobHIV and Hepatitis CoinfectionCoinfection with HIV and the hepatitis C virus (HCV) or hepatitis B virus (HBV, see table below) is a growing public health concern. Because the diseases are spread in... Read more »

hepatitis b virus active

dear madam, when an individual has tested positive of hepatitis b, i want to clear my doubts reagarding the virus spread to other individual. IN CASE WE USE HIS TOILETS OR WHEN WE COME TO CONTACT WITH HIS URINE , my question is whether he has virus...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...You can acquire hepatitis B through unprotected sex and through injection drug use. We recommend that utensils not be shared back and forth (eg sharing the Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Prevention

...Contents Hepatitis B prevention How great is the risk for hepatitis B? You may be at risk for hepatitis B if you: How is hepatitis B virus spread? Can hepatitis B be spread by food? What is the hepatitis B carrier state? What are... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis B for People Living With HIV

...not HBV hasbecome chronic. HBsAg (Hepatitis B Surface Antigen) HBsAgs are small protein particles on the surface of the hepatitis B virus. HBsAgs can bedetected and measured by a blood test. HBsAg testing is commonly used to screen for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...of a two-part statement from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that updates the strategy to eliminate hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission in the United States. The report provides updated recommendations to improve... Read more »
Gilead Sciences, Inc.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Viread®

...for Viread® (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B, a serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Chronic hepatitis B is the leading cause of liver cancer worldwide and affects an estimated two... Read more »
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NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...cisih-mart@sasi.fr Although the simultaneous transmission of either human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus or HIV and hepatitis B virus from a single source has already been described, this is the first case of transmission to... Read more »

insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know anything about Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) I was told that blood banks use it to seek the virus in donated Blood. How effective is it? I have had numberous negitive Elisa test from home Access over the past six months( with no risky... Read more »