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Hepatitis Sickness

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...both acute diseases. They are spread by contact with fecal matter, either directly or from water that has sewage in it, or through food that was handled by someone with contaminated hands. Hep A and Hep E do not cause chronic illness. Hepatitis B is the most common hepatitis virus. It can be transmitted from mother to infant, through sexual contact, or through contact with infected blood. Globally, about 10% of people with HIV also are...
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acute hepatitis

What do we do if we have acute hepatitis? Should we rest or take medication or....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Acute hepatitis can be from hepatitis A, B, or C. "Acute" means that you just got infected and got sick.For hepatitis A, we suggest rest because Read more »

worried sick! Anti Hbc

Is there any way of knowing if someone was previously infected with hep b - my question is...what exactly does Anti Hbc IgG and IgM test for? if the test is non reactive does it mean that the person never had the infection? thank u
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...If the hepatitis B core IgG is non-reactive, then the person was not exposed. The IgM is positive in recent infection. Read more »

hepatitis b--

can you please help me to understand my test results? i was diagnosed with hepatitis b about 25 years ago. my understanding was that the virus had cleared my body and i was fine. i have never told my family because i really didn't see a need but now...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Since your hepatitis B surface antigen is negative and you do not have any virus in your blood, I do not think you have chronic infection. That is Read more »

Can you clarify?

Dr. McGovern, Hello I wanted to know if you could clarify something about Hepatis C? I just read a post from someone who posted on June 22nd. You said one wouldn't have to worry about testing for HIV out to a year unless they got ACUTE...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Acute hepatitis C means recently acquired hepatitis C infection. Chronic HCV means infection that was acquired more than 12 months ago. When Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk of Developing Specific AIDS-Defining Illnesses in Patients Co-Infected With HIV and Hepatitis C Virus With or Without Liver Cirrhosis

...virus (HCV) infection." In the current study, they evaluated "the correlation between the occurrence of different AIDS-defining illnesses (ADIs) and chronic HCV infection or HCV-related liver cirrhosis" in a large cohort of HIV-positive persons... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mentally Ill at Higher Risk of Hepatitis C Infection; Treatment Can Cause Additional Mental Problems

...Almost 20% of people in United States with severe mental illness have hepatitis C infection, compared with 1.8% of the general U.S. population, because many people with mental illness are exposed Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis A virus. It can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. Hepatitis A is usually spread when a person... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...get the other types. What is hepatitis C? Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease that ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness that attacks the liver. It results from infection with the... Read more »
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VL vs. WBC

Posted by NicoleRose, 1 Reply
...looked like both VL and WBC and I wonder how they interact and relate. For all I know, there is no relation - he had cancer and hepatitis as well, so perhaps that was the reason. I am HIV negative, however I am currently waiting on several... Read more »

Haircut risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...recently. The barber nicked me when shaving my neck with the straight razor. I hardly felt it. What is the risk for aids or hepatitis c? I am freaking out here and worried sick. I haven't had any acute symptoms. Thanks. Read more »

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 Read more »

Hepatitis B and C

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...have some questions that are not well answered here or in another sites. What are the possibilities of being infected with Hepatitis B from a relation with a woman via vaginal without protection? Many sites claim that the Hep B virus is... Read more »