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How To Prevent Hepatitis B In The Newborn

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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 »

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 »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I've read all the uplifting stories and still cant stop thinking I'm positive as well as some of my family members. I've posted before so some of you may rememeber. My risk was slight oral exposure (on her) to a stripper that was from Russia. It... Read more »
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Hepa-B Carrier

Dear Dr. Mcgovern,It is a blessing that we found a doctor like you in the internet whom we can ask. My husband is a hepatitis-B carrier since 1995 but all of us in the family including my children were never infected neither am I for so many years....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It appears that your husband is an inactive carrier. This means that he may have a marker for HBsAg but does not have virus in his blood. This will need monitoring over time by a physician to be certain that this remains the case. I would check... Read more »

Tattooing

I was diagnosed positive a couple of days ago. I am low risk and after goingover my lifestyle extensively, my health care worker decided and I concurthat the most likely place that I caught HIV from was a tattoo that Ireceived in 1991. Apparently I...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Tattooing does pose a risk of infection,however, transmission does not commonly occur this way. This is for severalreasons. First of all, most places that do tattoos are very carefulregarding prevention of... Read more »

HBV SPECIAL QUESTIONS

Dear Doctor,I was read the forum regarding Hepatitis b,here i have a few questions.and i can`t found such answers of these topics,my girlfriend was checked for her HepatitisB antibody and the result are negative(naturally) showed in her report...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
Dear J.J.;If your girlfriend had no hep B surface antibody ,this means that she did not have inmmunity against a B infection.She needed the vaccine to be protected.She cannot get the disease from sharing food.The hepatitis B is only transmitted by... Read more »

How soon should I test for Hep B?/ Window Period for Hepatitis?

Question #1: How soon should I test for Hep B?Recently the condom broke when I was performing insertive anal intercourse. I will get an HIV antibody test in 6 months, but how soon should I be tested for Hepatitis exposure (either A or B)? This...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. Hepatitis A and B are transmitted in different ways, although both virusescan cause Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver).Hepatitis A is transmitted through the oral-fecal route. It is usuallytransmitted through... Read more »
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