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Anyone Know About HepB Coinfection Stuff?

Posted by shannon, 1 Reply
Hey everyone!
I am trying to find out what 356 MILLION copies of HBV DNA means in the absence of other liver information. It sounds awfully high, but David is looking and feeling fine, so could it just be that in spite of a high VL his liver is... 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 -- the internet, contacting the CDC, asking our physicians -- for a... Read more »

Hep B infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How likely is it to get infected with Hep B through kissing (1-2 minutes) and unprotected blow job and unprotected cunnilingus? Would a coinfection slow down the immune systems' ability to produce antibody? I only got the first 2 shots of the 3... Read more »

6weeks/post exposure/pep meds result

Posted by justagirl72
So my employee health nurse called to let me know that my test for HIV and Hep C were Negative..yay..but I know its not conclusive. my HepB was reactive but I have an immunity from a vaccine..so now its back to the waiting game and counting the... Read more »

Hepatitis Question

Posted by Anonymous
Hi everyone. I recently had a battery of tests done for STDs. I tested negative for everything (including HIV) except Hepatitis B. (I know this is an HIV board, but I can't find any info on HepB on the web)
So to anyone who also has HepB....what is... Read more »
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my child affected hepb?

i have hepb reactive i give birt last 3 years ago and he was vaccinated after i give birth..then i dont know if he has hepb after the vaccination.is it possible he can get hepb even he already vaccinated ?please answer me..thank you so much ..mery...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Very very unlikely...You can have a simple blood test for HBsAg to tell but I strongly suspect it will be negative.You yourself should have follow-up every six months for evaluation of your own infection. Your spouse should be vaccinated.... Read more »

hep-b!!!!!!!!!

dear dr barbara, i would just like to know as to how can u interpret my condition.i am hep-b reactive but hbeag negative.my sgpt/sgot are 9 and 18 and the result says i'm normal.what can u say about my condition?thanks!...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would just recommend that you get a HBV DNA test to know if you are an inactive HBV carrier or an active one.... Read more »

Did my Hep-B vaccine work?

Dear Dr. Holodniy,After testing + for HIV I was vaccinated for Hep-A and B. My cd4 counts were between 609-689 during the six month vaccination period. I am now on meds for HIV but have a partner with chronic Hep-B infection. He was treated with...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The HBV surface antibody test.... Read more »

HepB tests

My son is entering the medical field and needs to have a blood test to be certain he has the surface antibodies for Hepatitis B as a result of prior vaccinations. What is the specific wording needed to make sure the lab knows what test to perform? ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
He needs a "hepatitis B surface antibody"....eg, anti-HBs... Read more »
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