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Hepatitis B Viral Load Interpretation

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Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has also gone through this and i have no one to talk to, I feel sooo alone and stressed out over this entire episode, I am hoping... Read more »

final suggestion and comments on my hiv ans stis status

Posted by chandyram
FINALLY i have tested for hiv, hepatitis -b,heptitis-c,vdrl once again after 31 weeks.by godsgrace every thing came negative, the following are the the tested results

1) hepatitis -c : result : negative

2)hepatitis b surface antigen
australia antigen
ob... 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 »
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Hepatitis-B

Can Hepatitis-B patient go to gymnasium for heavy work-out (weight lifting etc)and to take more proteins(eating non-veg) to build mussels? Will it load on liver?...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
You should have no problems with a high protein diet,if you have good hepatic function.If the hepatitis B has caused enough damage to decrease the normal functions,as in advanced cirrhosis,a high protein diet may not be well tolerated.A fairly... Read more »

Acute hepatitis-B infection as possible seroconversion

"The acute illness linked to HIV seroconversion may be confused with other acute illnesses, and differential diagnosis includes secondary syphilis, acute infection with hepatitis B or A, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, or toxoplasmosis,...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
People can certainly pick up hepatitis B or C at the same time as they get HIV. Actually, hepatitis B is many times more contagious (easier to get) than HIV. So it is possible to get both, either or neither from a sexual contact. I don't... Read more »

Infectiousness of Hepatitis-B/HIV during acute infection

Dear DoctorI read somewhere that Hepatitis-B is extremely infectious (100 times more than HIV) mainly because the viral load is much higher.During acute HIV infection the viral load of HIV can be 1000 times higher (I believe) than later on. Does...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Hepatitis B can be rarely transmitted in households, but probably from wounds or razors that involve blood. HIV would have to transmitted in the same way, blood to blood exchange. The likelihood of HIV surviving on a bar of soap is vanishingly... Read more »

Am I infectious

I was diagnosed with Hepatitis-B 9 yrs back and had a prolonged treatment done. According to the last test which was done 2yrs back, the HBeAG was Negative 0.21. This reading has gradually come down from +ve 290. I dont have any other tests done so...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Although that appears to be a good sign, it would be helpful to have a HBV viral load test result.... Read more »
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Guide to Hepatitis B for People Living With HIV

For Martin Delaney Introduction Section 1: First Questions Section 2: Transmission and Prevention Section 3: Natural History Section 4: HBV Disease Progression and the Impact of HIV Coinfection Section 5: Diagnostics Section 6: HBV... 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

Please note: An erratum has been published for this article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary Hepatitis B vaccination is the most effective measure to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and its consequences, including... 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

Please note: An erratum has been published for this article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary This report is the first of a two-part statement from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that updates the... Read more »