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How When Where And Who Can Get Exposed To Hepatitis B

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urine exposure to hbv

i have been reading in the BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNALabout urine exposure to hbv the discussion was about23 men with chronic liver disease who werepositive for hepatitis B antigen and they are saying that it is possible to be infected from there...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I did not have time to read the entire article since I need to answer many questions tonight, although it looks very interesting...However, I will say that although a virus is recovered in a particular fluid, does not mean that we know it is... Read more »

whats non reactive hepatitis b means.

My english is not very good, sorry for that. I was diagnosed as "non-reactive hepatitis b". What... Read more »

hepatitis B?

Hi, i just had the hiv test about 3 weeks ago and came positive. About a week ago i had cd4 test... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Missouri: Senator McCaskill to Update Progress at VA Hospital

...equipment is properly sterilized. During the summer, the VA disclosed that about 1,800 patients of the facility may have been exposed to hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV through dental equipment that was not sterilized correctly. So far more than... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: More Than 1,800 Broward General Patients May Have Been Exposed to Blood-Borne Infection

...are warning 1,851 patients who underwent cardiac stress tests from January 2004 until this September that they may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C following the discovery that a nurse reused medical equipment intended for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Missouri: Sterilization Lapse at St. Louis VA to Spur Probe

...As of Tuesday, 480 of these patients had taken advantage of the VA's offer of free screenings for the infections. The risk of exposure to the viruses is "very low," Schoenhard said. The problem occurred because workers cleaning equipment failed... Read more »
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blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

Exposed and worried

Posted by abcd1234, 4 Replies
...3 months but I'm worried sick. I think b/c I was insertive and it was so short my risk should be minimal, but I know I was exposed regardless so I'm curious how worried I should be. Can I get tested at 4 or 6 weeks for some reassurance before... Read more »

gays can give blood long they are neg after expose

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...diseases. If a Gay man has been tested for HIV and Hepatitis B, and tests negative 6 months or more after his last possible exposure to these viruses, this would then indicate that he is not infected. And if a Gay man has been vaccinated against... Read more »

Did I expose someone to HIV?

Posted by ch1, 4 Replies
I was assaulted in an attempted robbery, someone hit me over the head with a rock. I was not unconcious, but I bled a lot and two people kept cold compresses on my head until the ambulance arrived. Both people were ladies in their 60's who do... Read more »