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How Can A Male Get Hepatitis B

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Hepatitis

I am a 27 years old unmarried male and am a Hepatitis B carrier. I want to know if I can have my potential spouse immunized and only then marry her. Please suggest.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Yes, it will be very important for your spouse to get tested for hepatitis B serologies. If she has a non-reactive surface antibody (anti-HBs) test, then she should be immunized. After immunization, I would Read more »

waiting your answer

Hi doctor Im 24 years male and hepatitis b patient from past 7 years but till now I not had any... Read more »

HBV Carrier

Hi, I'm a male HBV (Hepatitis B) carrier. I've three questions that I don't know the answer to and... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...of a two-part statement from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that updates the strategy to eliminate hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission in the United States. The report provides updated recommendations to improve... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B: Sex Hormone Explains Higher Liver Cancer Risk in Men

...liver cancer, and serum concentrations of male sex hormones may play a part, a new study suggests. The researchers found that hepatitis B viruses have a special DNA sequence that draws it to androgen receptors. "The androgen receptors in liver... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary Hepatitis B vaccination is the most effective measure to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and its consequences, including cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, liver... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... Read more »
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you must be kidding me

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 2 Replies
http://www.webspawner.com/users/hivtest/ this site claims they have documented cases of people taking up to 3 years to test positive by antibody test and is updated till 2006 feb Read more »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine. We have been searching ALL OVER Read more »

Please read, scared & need support

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...in a row so were checking that out. As a normal course of events I was sent for bloodwork to check chromosomes and also for Hepatitis B & C and HIV. Needless to say now I am thinking, wow what if it comes back HIV Positive. I really cant... Read more »

today news

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...being used by a private industry for financial gain. [edit] Infectious diseases Blood donated in Australia has been tested for Hepatitis B since 1972, HIV-1 since 1985, Hepatitis C since 1990, HIV-2 since 1992/3, and HTLV-1 since 1993. As with... Read more »