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How Long Does It Take To Clear Hep B

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How long is a life span with hep B

I was recently diagnosed with Hepatitis B. My level is only at 1000 so I was told it was a mild case. My question is how long is my life expectancy? Will I die early? I am only 31 with 2 kids and I am very scared.Thank you
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...treatment.You will need careful follow-up to see how your infection proceeds over time. However, you should not be thinking about hepatitis B interfering with your lifespan. Furthermore, it you do need eventually need treatment, there are... Read more »

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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 »
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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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Vaccinations and HIV

...Hepatitis A is usually not serious but it can be for someone with a weakened liver. This includes people who are infected with hepatitis B or C. Two hepatitis A vaccine shots can protect you for about 20 years. Hepatitis B can cause serious... Read more »
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Emtriva

...and toxicity: Very tolerable. Side effects (rarely seen) may include headache, diarrhea, nausea, and rash. Flare-up of HBV (hepatitis B) in people co-infected with HIV/HBV has occurred when Emtriva was discontinued (see tips). Skin discoloration... Read more »
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Intact Skin; Dont throw all caution to the wind

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...you for your question. The skin provides an excellent barrier against infection with HIV, and other bloodborne diseases like Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. The pores of the skin are not a direct access to the bloodstream. As long as the skin is... Read more »

Hep Question

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...I was tested neg for HIV but now I am worried about hep b cause I Am in Asia and hep b is pretty common here according to the CDC. Since I always use condoms is there reason to test Read more »

Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
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 also gone through this and i have no one to talk to, I feel sooo alone and stressed out over this entire episode, I am hoping... Read more »

HEP B, HEP C, & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If one was infected with HEP B or C and took and HIV test at 12, 15, and 17 weeks (excessive testing I know, can't help it) would a negative test be accurate Read more »