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Infectious Hepatitis

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Infectiousness of Hepatitis-B/HIV during acute infection

Dear DoctorI read somewhere that Hepatitis-B is extremely infectious (100 times more than HIV) mainly because the viral load is much higher.During acute HIV infection the viral load of HIV can be 1000 times higher (I believe) than later on. Does...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Hepatitis B can be rarely transmitted in households, but probably from wounds or razors that involve blood. HIV would have to transmitted in the same way, blood to blood exchange. The likelihood of HIV surviving on a bar of soap is vanishingly... Read more »

Anti-HBs result

Dear Doctor:I have been reactive to HBsAg since year 2000 and I was just advised to have my anti-... Read more »

follow up q

Dear Dr. Bob, I have a follow up q for you. I sent an email on Sunday asking about the window... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Researchers Clone Infectious Hepatitis C Virus

Investigators supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have for the first time isolated an infectious clone of the hepatitis C virus (HCV), proving that the virus alone is sufficient to cause disease and broadly... Read more »
AIDS.gov

What's in It for Non-AIDS Infectious Diseases Researchers?

...Biodefense, and 3) Immunology and Infectious Diseases (IID). AIDS funds can be used for critical AIDS comorbidities such as TB and infectious hepatitis, whether or not those diseases are studied in HIV-infected patients. That is why the AIDS... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Overtakes Hepatitis B as China's Third-Deadliest Major Infectious Disease

The Chinese government said Monday that AIDS surpassed hepatitis B as the country's third-deadliest major infectious disease in 2005. TB was China's number-one killer last year, followed by rabies, said the official Xinhua News Agency, citing... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

It is safest to use a new, sterile syringe and equipment (including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can... Read more »
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Hepatitis A:Causes,Symptoms,Prevention & Treatment

Posted by nov
...This article Aalso known as infectious hepatitis, is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus, HAV. This is comparatively a mild disease which does not progress to a chronic Read more »

why is this?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
why is hiv much harder to transmit than other std's such as clymidia? Read more »

HIV Positive dentist

Posted by doglove, 5 Replies
I have been studying towards a career in the health professions. Just recently I have decided to go for a dental career. I am seriously reconsidering this as people might stop coming to me if they find out I am positive. It's a lot of money to... Read more »

Hepatitis C, HIV and Seroconvertin

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
We read a lot on here and all about how you take longer to become posivite - or atl east those nurses did - and they were coinfected with hepatitis C and HIV. so what's that mean? does that mean that the window period doesn't work if we're... Read more »