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How Does Hepatitis B Affect The Body

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...diseases. They are spread by contact with fecal matter, either directly or from water that has sewage in it, or through food that was handled by someone with contaminated hands. Hep A and Hep E do not cause chronic illness. Hepatitis B is the most common hepatitis virus. It can be transmitted from mother to infant, through sexual contact, or through contact with infected blood. Globally, about 10% of people with HIV also are infected with...
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my boy friend is Hep B carrier, will alcohol affect him?

Hi, my boy friend is a hep B carrier and sometimes he likes to drink alcoholic drinks during clubbing. Im worried that the alcohol will activate the virus inside his body. Pls advice me. Thanks.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...any significant amount. Besides that, it acts as an immune suppressant and this could theoretically lead to activation of his hepatitis B infection. Read more »

signs and symptoms of hepatitis B and the effective treatment

ok...thank you Dr.Conway,I hope you'll not be annoyed. I had another question. Well,so how long will it be to get immunity after vaccination? What would be the best treatment of hepatitis B virus? Is it true that even if you are treated your still...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...system to control the virus, but it will not eliminate it from the body. Tests can be done (such as the measurement of antibodies to the core protein of HBV, or HBcAb) that will differentiate whether you have acquired immunity to the virus... Read more »

The body and body system effects of Hepatitus B

I have been assigned a project about Hepatitus B for my Biology course. I cannot figure out the detailed disease's effects on the body and/or body systems. Do you know what they are?
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
...Hepatitis B is a viral disease that affects primarily the liver.There are multiple extrahepatic manifestations that are mediated by the immune Read more »

side affects

what side affects come with Atripila
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...pregnancy; may cause birth defectsVireadGassiness; abdominal discomfort; nausea; diarrheaKidney impairmentViread is active against hepatitis B, and stopping it can cause "flare-up" of hepatitis BEmtrivaSkin discoloration (particularly in... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. It results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B can be either "acute" or "chronic." Acute Hepatitis B virus infection is a short-term... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Prevention

...Contents Hepatitis B prevention How great is the risk for hepatitis B? You may be at risk for hepatitis B if you: How is hepatitis B virus spread? Can hepatitis B be spread by food? What is the hepatitis B carrier state? What are... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis B for People Living With HIV

...not HBV hasbecome chronic. HBsAg (Hepatitis B Surface Antigen) HBsAgs are small protein particles on the surface of the hepatitis B virus. HBsAgs can bedetected and measured by a blood test. HBsAg testing is commonly used to screen for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

... Can I donate blood, organs, or semen if I have hepatitis C? No, if you ever tested positive for the hepatitis C virus (or hepatitis B virus), experts recommend never donating blood, organs, or semen because this can spread the infection to the... Read more »
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Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know anything about Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) I was told that blood banks use it to seek the virus in donated Blood. How effective is it? I have had numberous negitive Elisa test from home Access over the past six months( with no risky... Read more »

Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

Florida 69 and the rest, read what my research is

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
http://www.avert.org/needlestick.htm http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/diseases/needlestick_injuries.html You guys if you read these youll see why im so damn paranoid ok im so sorry for all of this shit im doing to you and fuck dont say in hurting... Read more »