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How Contagious Is Acute Hepatitis

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Acute Hepatitis B Question

My husband was recently diagnosed with Acute Hepatitis B. (We were both tested for Hep B and HIV) ... my HIV test was negative, but my Hep B test showed antibodies present.3 Questions:1. Are the antibodies because I had the immunization some years...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
HiI am unsure why you turned to an HIV website for answers rather than you or your husband's physician but I can try and answer given the info you provide.First, hepatitis B virus can be transmitted in many ways, not just through sex. Needle... Read more »

Acute hepatitis-B infection as possible seroconversion

"The acute illness linked to HIV seroconversion may be confused with other acute illnesses,... Read more »

Are acute HIV symptoms contagious?

If one develops flu-like symptoms shortly after contracting HIV (sore throat, congestion, cough),... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alarming Incidence of Hepatitis C Virus Re-Infection After Treatment of Sexually Acquired Acute Hepatitis C Virus Infection in HIV-Infected MSM

The seroprevalence of sexually transmitted HCV among men who have sex with men in Amsterdam is stabilizing, recent data show. Little is known, however, about the incidence of HCV re-infection in MSM who have cleared HCV. In the current study, the... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Incidence of Acute Hepatitis C Highest in Kentucky

This article was reported by Family Practice News . Family Practice News reported that Kentucky has the highest rate of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the nation, according to CDC. The state recorded 3.2 HCV cases per 100,000... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Zealand Government to Decline Entry to Immigrants With Costly, Contagious Diseases, Including HIV, TB

The New Zealand government on Wednesday announced that it will ban people from migrating to the country if they test positive for diseases or conditions that could be contagious or costly to treat, such as HIV or tuberculosis, the Associated Press ... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Rapidly Progressing Hepatitis C in New York Gay Men

Recent outbreaks of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) have been reported in England, France, Germany, Holland, and the United States. Many of these cases were sexually transmitted, which is unusual... Read more »
Connect With Others

ayuda , parece seguro que me contagie

Posted by marche, 5 Replies
no se si alguien me puede ayudar, tuve relaciones con una persona desconocida y tuve el problema de rotura de preservativo porque talvez lo dao la mujer con sus uas al colocarlo, nose , pero , despues de dos semanas se me inflamaron mis parotidas ,... Read more »

For those nervous about Acute HIV symptoms/afraid to get tested

Posted by thestranger, 1 Reply
Hi guys,
just wanted to share my story for those who are afraid they have gotten HIV or who think they might be experiencing ARS. A couple months back, I had an protected encounter with a woman of unknown HIV status, and three weeks after the... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
1. Acute HIV-1 Infection
Marcus Altfeld and Bruce D. Walker


Introduction

Acute HIV-1 infection presents in 40 - 90 % of cases as a transient symptomatic illness, associated with high levels of HIV-1 replication and an expansive virus-specific immune... Read more »

Anyone else out there had Hepatitis-B? PLS answer!

Posted by MarkyMark, 3 Replies
I know this doesnt have anything to go with HIV, but there were no forums for Hepatitis-B so I figure I would give this a shot. 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... Read more »