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How Hepatitis Works

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Hepatitis Work Exposure and Risk to Family

Hello Doctor,I recently left the employment of a company where I worked as a service technician who repaired dental equipment. When I began working for them 8 years ago, I asked if there were any health risks and I was told that there were not, and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I agree with the nurse that your family is not at risk for hepatitis viruses. MRSA is in the community and I would not consider you to be at increased risk. IF you get a similar job I would continue your excellent hand-washing techniques and would... Read more »


Hello. Thank you for taking the time to read this.My question is this. How likely would a Hepatitis... Read more »

Hepatitis Blood Work for A AB

What does it mean when my blood work comes back Reactive. I had a blood test for Hepatitis A AB,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vertex, Merck Hepatitis Drugs Work in HIV Patients

Two recently approved hepatitis C virus drugs are effective in patients co-infected with HIV, according to data presented Tuesday at the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle. The new studies involve the HCV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Both Hepatitis C Drugs Work About the Same: Study

A large effectiveness study comparing Schering-Plough's pegylated-interferon Pegintron and ribavirin with Roche's Pegasys and ribavirin shows both hepatitis C treatments worked equally well. The study by Dr. Mark Sulkowski of Johns Hopkins... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vertex Ends Work on One Hepatitis Drug, Continues Another

Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced the discontinuation of work on the experimental hepatitis C drug ALS-2158 and resumption of development on another hepatitis C drug, ALS-2200. ALS-2158, which was being developed with partner Alios BioPharma Inc.,... Read more »
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Adding GM-CSF to Hepatitis B Vaccine Fails to Work

People living with HIV are at risk for getting the hepatitis B virus (HBV). They also have a higher risk of HBV disease and death. And although healthy adults infected with HBV have only a 1 in 10 chance of developing the disease, the rate soars to... Read more »
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Hepatitis C, HIV and Seroconvertin

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
We read a lot on here and all about how you take longer to become posivite - or atl east those nurses did - and they were coinfected with hepatitis C and HIV.

so what's that mean? does that mean that the window period doesn't work if we're talking... 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 »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
Hi, I'm new to this board and wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself.

My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver.

Over 5... 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 »