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Hepatitis B Host Immune Response

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...infections in their settings. If you are considering getting a tattoo or having your body pierced, ask staff at the establishment what procedures they use to prevent the spread of HIV and other blood-borne infections, such as the hepatitis B virus. You also may call the local health department to find out what sterilization procedures are in place in the local area for these types of establishments. Visit the CDC Web site for links to the ...
Ask the Experts

Hep B Clearance? Confused

Hello, Need Advice/Opinion on Hepatitis B Clearance/Chronicity.I Was Infected With HepB 28 Weeks Ago. I Had General Lymphadenopathy Around Week 11 to 22.I Did Not Know I was Infected/ I Drank Heavily at Weeks 16-20. Teetotal/Minimal Drink From Week...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...You ask good questions.Hepatitis B is cleared in the vast majority of adults (about 95 percent) so hopefully this will be the case with you as well. I look for Read more »

Confused.

Dear Doctor, I just want to ask you about my case posted on 10 May 2003. You said that I am unlikely to contact STD. Well that is good news to me. However you did mentioned that kissing is a risk for the spread of...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...are at greatest risk for hepatitis B infection when coming into contact with an infected person's blood; the highest levels of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in an infected person's bodily fluids are found in blood. This most commonly occurs when... 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 »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Antibody Tests

Dr. Dieterich:While I understand that there are other tests capable of detecting hepatitis b and c more quickly after a potential exposure than the antibody tests, can you tell me what the window period is for the antibody tests to detect hepatitis...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The window period is usually around 6 months reliably. However most people show antibodies at 3 months but some may take as long as 12 months although that would be a rarity. DTD Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Boosting Immune System Clears HIV-Like Infection in Mice

...from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, showed that a cell signaling hormone called interleukin-7 (IL-7) reinvigorates the immune response to chronic viral infection, allowing the host to completely clear virus," according to a press release ... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Immune Response to Hepatitis B Spares Liver Cells

...A new study suggests that, contrary to current belief, the immune system eliminates most hepatitis B virus (HBV) without resorting to large-scale destruction of infected liver cells. A report of the study, conducted by National Institute 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 »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...understood. The critics' reasoning would lead to the conclusion that M. tuberculosis is not the cause of tuberculosis or that hepatitis B virus is not a cause of liver disease ( Evans . Yale J Biol Med 1982;55:193). MYTH: AZT and other... Read more »
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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 »

atypical host response

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
http://www.phppo.cdc.gov/dls/pdf/mmwr/mm4509.pdf Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I've read all the uplifting stories and still cant stop thinking I'm positive as well as some of my family members. I've posted before so some of you may rememeber. My risk was slight oral exposure (on her) to a stripper that was from Russia. It... Read more »