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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Community-Based Study of Hepatitis B Infection and Immunization Among Young Adults in a High-Drug-Use Neighborhood in New York City

In a New York City neighborhood characterized as a "drug supermarket," researchers conducted a community-based study of the prevalence and correlates of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and immunization among young adults. From Bushwick, Brooklyn,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NPR's "Morning Edition" Examines Neighborhood Support Provided to Rwandan Women Who Contracted HIV Through Rape

Neighborhood genocide survivor associations in Rwanda are providing psychosocial support to HIV-positive women who contracted the virus through rape during the country's 1994 genocide, NPR's "Morning Edition " reports (Baron, "Morning Edition," NPR,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: New Study Tracks City Wellness by Its Neighborhoods

A new Health Department study tracked more than a dozen health indicators in neighborhoods throughout New York City. Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Frieden said that while the report found falling numbers of AIDS deaths and teen pregnancies, the HIV... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines

What does the Hepatitis vaccine protect from? I recently received a hepatitis vaccine, and I am wondering if it protects me from both hepatitis A and hepatitis B?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. The answer to this question depends on which vaccine you got. There are presently two different hepatitis vaccines:If you were vaccinated against the hepatitis A virus (which involves 2 shots over a 6-12 month period),... Read more »

Hepatitis B Sur Ag: Negative: Hepatitis B Sur Ab: Positive

Dear Dr McGovernI had a Hepatitis B lab this June, here is my result:Test Result RangeHB SUR Ag NEG NEG(Eval: Positive HBsAG indicates acute or chronic hepatitis B)HB SUR Ab POS NEG(Eval: Postive ABSAB denotes immunity by...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You have received "good news" from your laboratories. In general, you can think of laboratories related to any virus in this simplistic way: the presence of antigens usually refers to the presence of virus itself. The presence of... Read more »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Antibody Tests

Dr. Dieterich:While I understand that there are other tests capable of detecting hepatitis b and c more quickly after a potential exposure than the antibody tests, can you tell me what the window period is for the antibody tests to detect hepatitis...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The window period is usually around 6 months reliably. However most people show antibodies at 3 months but some may take as long as 12 months although that would be a rarity. DTD... Read more »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A immunization boosters

After how many years could boosters be needed for Hep B and Hep Aimmunization?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. In regard to the Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines, at this time, booster shots are not usually necessary. After completing the initial vaccination series, in the vast majority of people, both of these vaccines are... Read more »
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Periodo ventana de la hepatitis b y c

Posted by mariana, 1 Reply
hola quiero saber cuanto es el periodo ventana de la hepatitis b y de la hepatitis c con tecnicas de busqueda de anticuerpos no de adn, quiero saber cuandoes definitivo el examen de hepatitis b y c con la tecnica de anticuerpos. Read more »

periodo ventana en coinfeccion hepatitis c??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
por favor, ya no se que pensar. si alguien como yo a los 6 meses tiene una serologia negativa de vih y posituva de hepatitis c pero con arn hepatitis indetectable, no es segura la prueba del vih por uan posible coinfeccion? se alarga el periodo... Read more »

Co infeccion ( vih/hepatitis C ) elisa 12 meses?

Posted by mariana, 1 Reply
En el caso de que el virus de la hepatitis C haya sido adquirido en el mismo riesgo en el cual se adquiere vih, las pruebas de vih y hepatitis C podrian ser negativas hasta los 12 meses.

Se han visto casos en que el VHC examen de anticuerpos no... Read more »

HEPATITIS C SUFFERERS PLEASE READ

Posted by hepatitisC
If you or anyone you know is a Hepatitis C sufferer please call 888-527-7779 x14

We are conducting a telephone study and if you qualify you will receive an incentive for your participation.

We are also giving incentives for qualifying referrals!

Our... Read more »