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Hepatitis Sickness

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

What is Hepatitis? What is the difference between Hepatitis A, B, and C? What are the signs and symptoms of active Hepatitis infection? Is there a vaccine, treatment, or a cure for Hepatitis? Where can I get Hepatitis A and B vaccines? How can I avoid getting Hepatitis? How can I learn more about Hepatitis? What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means "inflammation of the liver". There are seven known types of...
Ask the Experts

Can you get sick from sewer exposure if already vaccinated?

Can you get sick from sewer exposure if you are already vaccinated for Hepatitis?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You can check you antibodies to the vaccine to be certain that you are protected (eg, to make certain that your vaccines worked). This would be reasonable for someone who has ongoing exposure - like a sewer worker.... Read more »

worried sick...literally

I had a possible exposure to HBV/HIV/HCV through a syringe that was possibly unclean. I flushed it with hot water from the tap 4X. I have tested negative for all at 9 days then negative for all at 37 days. I will be re-tested again after 6 months....
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
From a needle stick the chances of infection are approximately 30% for hepatitis B, 3% for hepatitis C and .3% for HIV. There are no data for sexual exposures. Washing the needle is not a good idea, do not share! Stay safe! DTD... Read more »

Hep B Testing - Worried Sick!

I have a question about hep b and this has been worrying me alot - I am negative for both HbsAg and AntiHbc IgG and IgM and showed antihbs levels at 97.9 - question this enough to rule out that i dont have hep b? I heard that these...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You have serologic evidence of past hepatitis B immunization which worked well. You are protected from infection.... Read more »

Hypersegmented neutrophils indication of leukemia?worried sick

I'm Hiv + for 11 years with chronic hep B, undetectable HIV and HEP B , cd4 658. On treatment with Combivir+Norvir+telzirI noticed petechia and unexplained bruises on my legs, because of this I've done CBC 4 times the last 6 months...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,First off, if you have a normal WBC count you do not, period, do not have leukemia. Lymphoma is a solid lymph node tumor and not diagnosed from blood tests.Combivir (really, the AZT in Combivir) causes the release of immature (and slightly... Read more »
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Please help me, I am very sick...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am from Russia, so I am sorry for my English. Please let me know what do you think. On the end of the June I had unprotected vaginal sex with the woman, when I was on vacation on seashore. 5 weeks after(or little bit less, on 1st of... 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 sooo alone and stressed out over this entire episode, I am hoping... Read more »

Hepatitis B and C

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Searching for some info here I became aware about the possibility of being infected with other things apart from HIV. I have some questions that are not well answered here or in another sites.

What are the possibilities of being infected with... Read more »

What's the point...... sick of being sick

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I think I have lost my desire to keep fighting this disease. I am always tired and the meds make me sick.

My viral load is 30k and my cd4's are around 300... but I am just tired of it. I have was diagnosed in 97 and started feeling ill around the... Read more »