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Hepatitis Life Span

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How long is a life span with hep B

I was recently diagnosed with Hepatitis B. My level is only at 1000 so I was told it was a mild case. My question is how long is my life expectancy? Will I die early? I am only 31 with 2 kids and I am very scared.Thank you...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
With your level of virus it is not even clear that you will ever need treatment.You will need careful follow-up to see how your infection proceeds over time. However, you should not be thinking about hepatitis B interfering with your lifespan.... Read more »


Hey docter, I am just wondering about how long I am going to survive. I was diagnosed with Hep C at... Read more »

life span affected?

I have tested positive for epstein-barr and hepatitis C-I lead a active life free of DISABLING... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

"Prevention and Wellness Across the Life Span": Highlights From the American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting

Dr. Reed Tuckson In late October, we joined more than 12,000 public health professionals at the American Public Health Association's (APHA) 2012 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The theme of this year's meeting was "Prevention and Wellness... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Reduces Zambians' Life Span

Zambians' average life expectancy has drastically fallen from 43 years in 1996 to 37 years today due to the high incidence of disease, particularly HIV/AIDS, according to a UN report. The incidence of TB has jumped from 100 cases per 100,000... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kansas City Star Examines Increasing Life Spans of HIV-Positive U.S. Residents

The Kansas City Star on Monday examined HIV-positive U.S. residents' increasing average life spans, which "def[y] the virus' early image as a quick death sentence" but often "[w]ea[r] out the sympathy and patience of friends as health... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africans on HIV Drugs Can Expect Normal Life Span -- Study

Ugandans with HIV/AIDS who receive antiretroviral therapy (ARVs) can hope to have a near-normal life expectancy, according to research announced Monday at the 6th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in... Read more »
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hiv positive and life span

Posted by optiplex, 1 Reply
Sorry to ask stupid question but there is lot of ambiguity about the results. Recent studies have shown some dramatic outcomes. Now they are claiming that person can live average life span but how many have seen hiv positive living more than thirty... Read more »

My Life Story With HIV and Hepatitis C

Posted by RicksWorld
Hi everyone,

I've been living with hiv and hcv for seventeen years, and I now have cirrhosis. For this reason I'm writing my life story at
I hope to share the events that shaped my life.
I also hope to be able to be of... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i've been pos for 20 years and i also have hep c and yes i take alot of meds but if your steady on them they work if off a few days you feel bad so take it and get out of the house because trust me it realy helps and if you have depression the best... Read more »

Hepatitis Question

Posted by Anonymous
Hi everyone. I recently had a battery of tests done for STDs. I tested negative for everything (including HIV) except Hepatitis B. (I know this is an HIV board, but I can't find any info on HepB on the web)
So to anyone who also has HepB....what is... Read more »