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Information About Chronic Hepatitis B

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...work for people with CD4 counts below 350. There are no treatments for hepatitis A and E, but they usually only last a couple of weeks. ey usually only last a couple of weeks. Several drugs are approved as initial therapy for chronic hepatitis B. For more information, see the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov/STD/treatment/2006/hepatitis-b.htm . Fact Sheet 507 has more information on drug treatments for...
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Chronic hep B

I am a hep B carrier. My recent HBV viral load count is 5.77 LOG. All other symtoms i.e. liver function and enzymes are normal. Do I need anti viral treatment?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
My advice is to get serial follow-up for now. With normal liver function tests, I would continue to monitor to see if they indeed remain normal. Would also determine if you have HBeAg negative or HBeAg positive infection. This is important since it... Read more »

PCR Test?

Hey Doctor Bob: FIRST AND FOREMOST, you should remind all your readers that end of year charity contributions are PERFECT for tax deductions! I donate to your charity every December! Thanks for your kind notes! Fast question for you... I've read...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...baby after birth to help prevent hepatitis B. Young children who are infected with HBV have a 25% to 50% risk of developing chronic hepatitis B. With adults, the risk of developing chronic HBV infection depends on the health of the immune system.... Read more »

Heb B Blood Test - Adoption

I was interested in an earlier post regarding adoption from China. I am adopting a 2-year-old boy with the following blood tests from Dec. 2004:HBsAg negativeHBsAb positiveHBeAg negativeHBeAb positiveHBcAb positiveIn the usual medical narratives...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...The laboratories actually don't make sense since they don't fit together nicely. I suspect your little boy does not have chronic hepatitis B (since the surface antigen is negative). However, the core, surface antibody, and e antibody are all... Read more »

Chronic Hep B case

I have chronic HepB and you advised that based on liver biopsy (fibrosis stage2), I should start the treatment - Adefovir. Thanks for your advice. I am told that if I start Adefovir, I have to take it for one year and it will bring down the viral...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...probably not happen during your first year of treatment. Whether you should stop at one year will be decided based on the latest information that comes out in the next six months on hepatitis B treatment which is changing rapidly. More... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Expands Testing Recommendations for Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection

...published new recommendations for health care providers that are designed to increase routine testing in the United States for chronic hepatitis B, a major cause of liver disease and liver cancer. CDC recommends testing all individuals born in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medical Management of Chronic Hepatitis B and Chronic Hepatitis C

...die from complications of chronic liver disease. Most patients have no symptoms until the disease is far advanced. Managing Chronic Hepatitis B or Chronic Hepatitis C Health experts recommend that people who have chronic viral hepatitis take... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Living With Chronic Hepatitis B

...Take Care of My Liver? Is There Treatment for Hepatitis B? What if I Am Pregnant? For Information on Viral Hepatitis Chronic hepatitis B is a life-long liver disease that can be spread to others. What Should You Know to Keep Others... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...after someone is exposed to the Hepatitis B virus. Acute infection can -- but does not always -- lead to chronic infection. Chronic Hepatitis B virus infection is a long-term illness that occurs when the Hepatitis B virus remains in a... Read more »
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