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Hepatitis Can It Be Passed On To My Newborns

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

... What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs (including
Ask the Experts

Hepititis C

I may be pregnant and I have Hepititis C. What are the risks
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...The risk of passing hepatitis C to a newborn is about 5 percent.Dr. McGovern Read more »


Dear Experts, My wife has tested pos for the anti body test once and neg several times for the other tests. Our newborn, at our request, was tested for HCV. It came back pos. I know the mothers anti bodys can falsify the results so the next...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I would stay very calm.Hepatitis C antibodies can pass to your newborn and not reflect infection at all. A helpful test will be Hepatitis C RNA which will test for virus itself.Alternatively, you Read more »

Hepatitis B s Antigen: Positiv ?+ a diferent story

Hello Dr Barbara McGovern,I have few questions because our story is a bit different and still we can not get the answers. I know your time is valuable and will try keep it brief.My wife received the tests today(did it twice to be sure)Meanwhile a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...- if she is truly positive...then she will need monitoring during pregnancy and will also need preventative therapy for the newborn baby - which should keep the baby extremely safe. However, I am not quite sure this test is truly positive. Please... Read more »

yellow skin

hiv positive since 2000 taking kaletra+truvada for 5years notice yellowing of skin liver test is normal cd4 550 vl under 50 can this be do to my regimen or my hiv status or both is there anything i can do
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...yellow skin. Bruise - the skin area of a bruise may go yellow usually as part of recovery. Carotenemia - yellow skin Chronic Hepatitis C - Yellow skin Congenital syphilis - yellow skin Gallstones - yellow skin Gouty tophi - a skin effect from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...disease. To best protect your baby, follow the advice of his or her doctor. What happens if a baby gets Hepatitis B? Most newborns who become infected with Hepatitis B virus do not have symptoms, but they have a 90% chance of developing... Read more »
The Well Project

Hepatitis B

...Aptivus™,andthe combination of Viread™ plus Hepsera™. Prevention of HBV HBV vaccinations are recommended for all newborns, infants, all childrenaged 11--12 years and children and adolescents aged less than 19 years who wereborn in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...transmission has four components: 1) prevention of perinatal HBV infection through maternal screening and postexposure prophylaxis of newborns of HBsAg-positive mothers; 2) hepatitis B vaccination of all infants to prevent infection in childhood... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions 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 »

hepatitis window peroid.

Posted by Anonymous
...Does hepatitis have a window period like hiv does? Read more »

HIV and hepatitis

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...if you had sex with a person who has hepatitis and HIV at the same time, can you contract both HIV and hepatitis or if you get hepatitis from a person who has HIV also, can Read more »