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How Long I Need To Treat Hepatitis B

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...infections in their settings. If you are considering getting a tattoo or having your body pierced, ask staff at the establishment what procedures they use to prevent the spread of HIV and other blood-borne infections, such as the hepatitis B virus. You also may call the local health department to find out what sterilization procedures are in place in the local area for these types of establishments. Visit the CDC Web site for links to the ...
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Hey Doctor Bob: FIRST AND FOREMOST, you should remind all your readers that end of year charity contributions are PERFECT for tax deductions! I donate to your charity every December! Thanks for your kind notes! Fast question for you... I've read...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...false-positive results.As for hepatitis B, the diagnosis is made with a combination of tests that look for specific fragments of the hepatitis B virus called antigens as well as specific proteins (antibodies) produced by the immune system in... 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
...It may take a month or so after you begin the immunization sequence for HBV to get measurable immunity, although you should still get the 3 injections at month 0, 1 and 6. If treatment is ever needed, Read more »

HB Question

Dear dr I have gone through my various test are1)LFT (ALT = 67 , otherwise normal)2)H Markers* HBs Ag test = +ve* HBc Ab total = Reactive * HBe Ab =Reactive * HBe Ag =Non-reactive * HC Ab = reactive* Quantitative test -HBV DNA .ultraquant PCR = ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...treatment immediately. It may be good to wait while more studies are being done about what is the best approach to treating chronic hepatitis B. Your hepatitis C virus is not detectable so that is great news as well.Yes you still need monitoring... Read more »

chronic...

is a chronic hepatitis curable??? how about "inactive chronic" hepa?? How long it will take?thanks
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
..."Chronic" hepatitis refers to chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Hepatitis A does not cause chronic disease. Chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C can both be treated successfully. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

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My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... Read more »

insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

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...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

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 »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...that by now makes billions in sales with Hepatitis C tests. At that time they injected blood from a patient with a Non-A/Non-B hepatitis into chimps. None of the animals developed hepatitis. Just around day # 14 after the infection they showed... Read more »