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How To Prevent Hepatitis B In The Newborn

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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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Hepatitis B s Antigen: Positiv ?+ a diferent story

Hello Dr Barbara McGovern,I have few questions because our story is a bit different and still we can not get the answers. I know your time is valuable and will try keep it brief.My wife received the tests today(did it twice to be sure)Meanwhile a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Your wife may have chronic hepatitis B infection if her surface antigen remains positive. However, I want to also tell you that she needs some more testing for HBV. Read more »

hepabig and vaccine

good day!Just want to know the difference between hepabig and hepa vaccine doses.what is hepabig(immunoglobilin) for?will it be still effective if administered beyond the prescribed 24 hour period? Will a booster dose help? I'm from the Philippines...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Use of both hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) and Hepatitis B vaccine are extremely effective in preventing transmission of hepatitis B virus from mother to infant.Hepatitis B vaccine induces the body's immune system to protect itself from future... Read more »

newborn and hep c

what is/ are the preventive measures to use on a newborn born to a hep c positive mother
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis C is only transmitted about 5 percent of the time to the newborn. This is very different than hepatitis B which is transmitted about 90 percent of the time.Hepatitis C antibody is measured in the newborn at about 18 months. If it is Read more »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Antibody Tests

Dr. Dieterich:While I understand that there are other tests capable of detecting hepatitis b and c more quickly after a potential exposure than the antibody tests, can you tell me what the window period is for the antibody tests to detect hepatitis...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The window period is usually around 6 months reliably. However most people show antibodies at 3 months but some may take as long as 12 months although that would be a rarity. DTD 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 »
The Well Project

Hepatitis B

...drugs(including prescription medications), poisons, and some viruses can all causehepatitis. Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus(HBV). Worldwide, 350,000,000 people are infected with HBV, and 10% of these arealso... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...of a two-part statement from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that updates the strategy to eliminate hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission in the United States. The report provides updated recommendations to improve... Read more »
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insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

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

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »

hepatitis B (duda solo por si hay algun medico)

Posted by Mairannnn, 2 Replies
...cual es el periodo de ventana de la hepatitis b? y ya que estamos de la c? en que lapso de tiempo es aconsejable hacer una serologia? saludos 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 »