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How Common Is Hepatitis B Infection In The Us

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Acute Hepatitis B infection cleared - risk of reactivation?

I had a severe bout with Hep B 7 years ago, I cleared the infection, I am Surface Antigen negative and Surface antibody positive, HBV DNA test undetecatble. I have been getting some conflicting information, OR perhaps I just don't understand...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...It is true that hepatitis B infection can "reactivate" after being dormant when a person is exposed to something that will suppress their immune system (like Read more »

Can a hepatitis B infected girl think marriage

Hi,My sister got diagnosed to HBV virus recently is at home and left her job.The doctor first... Read more »

Chronic Hepatitis B Infection

My HBV test was positive and further investigation indicated that I have chronic HBV infection.... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

Entecavir in Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)/HIV Co-Infected Patients

... Previously, the guidelines recommended entecavir as an option for patients who required treatment for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) but not HIV infection. This recommendation was based on in vitro data showing no significant activity of entecavir... Read more »
Brown Medical School

Hepatitis B Virus: Transmission, Prevention, Treatment and HIV Co-Infection

...Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection is very common with over 350 million chronically infected people worldwide including 1.25 million in the United Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Expands Testing Recommendations for Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection

...deaths each year from cirrhosis and liver cancer. The CDC recommendations are key to increasing the early diagnosis of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, since many of the estimated 800,000-1.4 million Americans with chronic HBV... 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 »
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Multi-infections of HBV, HCV, HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... This sounds like science fiction, but..... I have infected with HBV for around 20 years or so. The same applies to Hiv+. HCV occured about 16 years ago. I have no trouble with either of the Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

Intact Skin; Dont throw all caution to the wind

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...you for your question. The skin provides an excellent barrier against infection with HIV, and other bloodborne diseases like Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. The pores of the skin are not a direct access to the bloodstream. As long as the skin is... Read more »