Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Is HBV Contagious

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

can i still be cleared from hepa b? s my condition contagious?

hbsag +, anti-hbs-, anti-hbc igg+, anti-hav igm-, HBeAg -, Anti-HBE +this is the result of my exam, can the HB virus be cleared from the blood after undergoing treatment? is there an available treatment for HBV clearance. I hope you can help...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You hopefully are an inactive carrier of hepatitis B. I would check your liver function tests serially and your HBV DNA level. If you do not have virus in your blood you are an inactive carrier who does not need treatment. You will still need serial... Read more »

can i still be cleared from hepa b? s my condition contagious?

i was tested as HBsag positive (107.700 cut-off value 1.000) anti-hbs - ( 2.00 cut off value... Read more »

Chronic HBV

Even though a person diagnosed with chronic HBV changes status from e antigen to e antibody is he... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Zealand Government to Decline Entry to Immigrants With Costly, Contagious Diseases, Including HIV, TB

The New Zealand government on Wednesday announced that it will ban people from migrating to the country if they test positive for diseases or conditions that could be contagious or costly to treat, such as HIV or tuberculosis, the Associated Press ... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Treatment of Chronic HBV in HIV-Coinfected Patients

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and HIV share similar routes of transmission. As a consequence, up to 80 percent of HIV-infected patients have serological markers of present or past HBV infection. The prevalence of HIV-infected persons carrying hepatitis B... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HBV/HCV Coinfection Linked to Younger Age, HIV, Male Sex

Researchers reviewed data on patients with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection who had been tested for hepatitis B between 1997 and 2005 from the National Veterans Affairs HCV Clinical Case Registry. Data indicate that 168,239 individuals who were... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Rate of OIs and Death Significantly Higher in HIV/HBV- or HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients

The SMART (the Strategic Management of Antiretroviral Therapy) study may have been one of the most important studies of 2006. 1 Initiated by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Terry Beirn Community Programs for Clinical Research... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show: Study
Reuters Health
10.18.01

HIV may be highly transmissible before an infected person experiences its first, flu-like symptoms, and before HIV tests can detect the virus, researchers reported last week.... Read more »

ayuda , parece seguro que me contagie

Posted by marche, 5 Replies
no se si alguien me puede ayudar, tuve relaciones con una persona desconocida y tuve el problema de rotura de preservativo porque talvez lo dao la mujer con sus uas al colocarlo, nose , pero , despues de dos semanas se me inflamaron mis parotidas ,... Read more »

Co-infection HIV-HBV chronic

Posted by MPL1160
I am looking to connect with other coinfected with HBV chronic and share experience and info. I am in the NY metropolitan area but not necessarily looking for people in the same area. Anyone interested can either thread or email me direct at... Read more »

HBV Vaccine What can I expect?

Posted by ConcernBlkMan, 2 Replies
First timer here! Just wanted to know what can I expect when taking the HBV Vaccine. I'm about to start next month. I would like to hear, what can I expect? Are there any side effect and how was your T-cell response to this vaccine? Any info you... Read more »