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How Does It Mean If Someone Is Exposed Hep B

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Medical Assistant Student Possibly expose Hep B

I am doing my externship just found out I never had a hepatitis vaccine, so I had first shot on Thursday. Well I was taking care of a patient after having a colonoscopy that was known to be Hep B positive, when I went to move her blanket from under...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Doesn't sound like an exposure of concern.Definitely get vaccinated and get followup testing to be certain you developed antibodies. Read more »

Twinrix after possible exposure to Hep B

Dear Dr. I had high risk unprotected sex,and was tested negative after 4 weeks ,I started twinrix... Read more »

Hep B vaccine and past exposure

Hi - I was vaccinated for Hep B and after the third dose was tested a few months later for... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...Overview Statistics Transmission / Exposure Symptoms Tests Treatment Prevention / Vaccination Pregnancy and Hepatitis B Overview What is hepatitis? "Hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver. Toxins, certain... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Missouri: Sterilization Lapse at St. Louis VA to Spur Probe

...veterans who underwent dental procedures there between February 2009 and March 11, 2010, that errors may have exposed them to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. As of Tuesday, 480 of these patients had taken advantage of the VA's offer of free... 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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Need help and assurance - peculiar exposure

Posted by cricket, 1 Reply
...mark after warts appeared. Herpes, HIV 1/2, Hep B/C, Sypillus, Gonn and Cly - all negative at 60 day mark. 1) Could I have been exposed to HIV due to that foreskin-handjob incident? Started having symptoms....also what about the rubbing and boob... Read more »

Hep B plesae help

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...Just got an email back from Dr. Ben on my HEP A, B,C. He told me that I have been exposed to hep B and he says its nothing hes worried about??!?!?! Yuck! I also told him that I did start a series on B vacs a couple years Read more »

gays can give blood long they are neg after expose

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...(since 1977) is excluded from donating blood, organs, and tissues. This is to exclude any possibility of the transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B, and other bloodborne diseases. The rates of HIV and Hepatitis B are higher among Gay men (men having... Read more »

negative meia after 12 weeks. Got hep B vaccinatio

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Vaccination for Hep B, since I was not immune for that. I took that shot. Now I am very worried. I see from some websites, that with hepatitis B vaccination, it could show positive for ELISA. Is it the case? If I am seroconverting, will this shot... Read more »