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Hepatitis B Risk

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Acute Hepatitis B infection cleared - risk of reactivation?

I had a severe bout with Hep B 7 years ago, I cleared the infection, I am Surface Antigen negative and Surface antibody positive, HBV DNA test undetecatble. I have been getting some conflicting information, OR perhaps I just don't understand...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...It is true that hepatitis B infection can "reactivate" after being dormant when a person is exposed to something that will suppress their immune system (like Read more »

Hepatitis B & C, risks, tests

Dear Dr. McGovern,I live outside the USA in a country where hep. B is endemic, and I'm not able to... Read more »

Hepatitis b urine exposure risk? Please help!

Dear Dr McGovern,I`m really extremely concerned and would really really like your advice. I have... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alaska Offers Hepatitis B Shots for High-Risk Adults

... A federal grant is helping the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services cover the cost of providing free hepatitis B vaccinations to at-risk adults. The three-shot series will be available at state public health centers into 2010. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United States: Hepatitis B on Decline but Many Still at Risk

...New cases of hepatitis B have decreased substantially in recent years, but widespread programs to vaccinate high-risk adults, according to a study, could Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syringe Exchange and Risk of Infection With Hepatitis B and C Viruses

...users involved in a Seattle-King County, Wash., needle-exchange program indicates that the program was not effective in reducing hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) among the users. The authors of the study note that, while... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Plan Seeks to Aid High-Risk Groups

... New CDC guidelines released Thursday recommend hepatitis B virus (HBV) testing for all US residents who were born in Asia or Africa, as well as for injection drug users and men who have sex Read more »
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gays can give blood long they are neg after expose

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...(since 1977) is excluded from donating blood, organs, and tissues. This is to exclude any possibility of the transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B, and other bloodborne diseases. The rates of HIV and Hepatitis B are higher among Gay men (men having... Read more »

Mr. Sowadsky says its okay too donate

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...(since 1977) is excluded from donating blood, organs, and tissues. This is to exclude any possibility of the transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B, and other bloodborne diseases. The rates of HIV and Hepatitis B are higher among Gay men (men having... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

QUISIERA COMPARTIR....

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 »