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How To Save Yourself From Hepatitis B And C

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...of the nation's leading pharmaceutical companies. For more information call toll-free 1-800-966-0407 , or enroll online at www.TogetherRxAccess.com . Additional co-pay and/or patient assistance programs are available for hepatitis B and hepatits C drugs, as well as some medications or treatments used for other HIV-related conditions such as lipodsystrophy. Contact the manufacturer directly or visit www.positivelyaware.com and enter...
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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 »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A immunization boosters

After how many years could boosters be needed for Hep B and Hep Aimmunization?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. In regard to the Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines, at this time, booster shots are not usually necessary. After completing the initial vaccination series, in the vast Read more »

Nervous Nurse

Hi, I was placing a IV in a HIV patient who had pneumonia possible TB ect, (which makes me think he was progressing to AIDS) I was wearing gloves during the procedure then took them off to finish tapping the site.Thats when I noticed I had a small...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...a minimal potential exposure are nearly nonexistent.3.Review the policies and procedures for occupational exposures to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Share these guidelines with your fellow nurses and staff. Hopefully doing so will help others... Read more »

#8137: Hepatitis B Virus DNA UltraQuant

Recently I got a result of 150 in a test of "Hepatitis B Virus DNA UltraQuant"This result determine that I have hepatitis B?They didn't make me more analysis.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Ultraquant means ultrasensitive. You have very little hepatitis B in your blood and by itself, it is hard to interpret. If you know that you are hepatitis B surface antigen positive, this confirms 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 »
AIDSinfo

Entecavir in Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)/HIV Co-Infected Patients

... Previously, the guidelines recommended entecavir as an option for patients who required treatment for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) but not HIV infection. This recommendation was based on in vitro data showing no significant activity of entecavir... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...for Juvenile Correctional Facilities -- Hepatitis A Virus Infection Recommendations for Juvenile Correctional Facilities -- Hepatitis B Virus Infection Recommendations for Juvenile Correctional Facilities -- Hepatitis C Virus Infection ... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

The Other Hepatitis: The ABCs of HBV

...catastrophe -- approximately two billion people in the world today have, at some point in their lives, been infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Of these, 400 million people have chronic hepatitis B, which remains the leading cause of liver... 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 »

Being Rational

Posted by Anonymous
...persons. The higher death rates now from liver disease in HIV infected populations are related to liver cirrhosis caused by hepatitis B and C. The overall numbers of deaths from liver failure have increased modestly, although the percentage has... Read more »