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Hepatitis B Risk Factors

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protease inhibitors toxicity

I have been reading a lot about protease clinical trials.and there it has been mentioned that inhibitors could be very toxic on a cellular level. my question is, how long after taking inhibitors can the researchers see if there is toxicity on a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There are more than 20 studies that have found that underlying hepatitis C or hepatitis B can be a risk factor for toxicity from HIV medications in general. Of course this is a great concern; however, it also needs to be stated that the vast... Read more »

Hepatitis B a cause of Fatty Liver?

I was diagnosed with Hepatitis B since 1993 and recently diagnosed with fatty liver. Can we say... Read more »

positive anti-Hbs only (no vaccination)

Happy New Year to all amazing people answering questions at this site!! I live in Europe and have... Read more »
American Society of Clinical Oncology

Study Finds Association Between Hepatitis B and Pancreatic Cancer

In this New Digest: Summary of study being published October 1, 2008 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology , showing that evidence of past hepatitis B infection was twice as prevalent in patients with pancreatic cancer as in healthy people. ... Read more »
Brown Medical School

Rapid Report: NCCHC Shines in New Mexico

The 25th National Conference on Correctional Health Care ended last month in Albuquerque, NM. The weather cooperated nicely and a string of beautiful days in very pleasant surroundings enhanced this premier correctional health care meeting, which... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Incidence and Risk Factors for Acute Hepatitis B in the United States, 1982-1998: Implications for Vaccination Programs

In 1982, a safe and effective vaccine became available to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and was recommended for persons at increased risk for infection. In 1991, a comprehensive immunization strategy was adopted that included routine... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

Table of Contents Overview Statistics Transmission / Exposure Symptoms Tests Treatment Prevention / Vaccination Pregnancy and Hepatitis B Overview What is hepatitis? "Hepatitis" means inflammation of the... Read more »
Connect With Others

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

Mr. Sowadsky says its okay too donate

Posted by nomoreworry4me
Response from Mr. Sowadsky Hi. Thank you for your question. Actually, this is an extremely controversial issue. If you look at CDC and FDA guidelines, a man who has had sex with another man (since 1977) is excluded from donating blood, organs,... Read more »


Posted by diosayudame, 1 Reply
Quisiera compartir con ustedes, una situacion que me ha dado tristeza: casualmente hoy me mandaron un mail que decia: MUJER REPARTIENDO SIDA EN MERIDA. en el mail, dicen que ella va a ciertos antros de aca de merida y que platica con chavos, se les... Read more »