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Possible Recurrence Acute Hepatitis B

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Acute Hepatitis B infection cleared - risk of reactivation?

I had a severe bout with Hep B 7 years ago, I cleared the infection, I am Surface Antigen negative and Surface antibody positive, HBV DNA test undetecatble. I have been getting some conflicting information, OR perhaps I just don't understand...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is true that hepatitis B infection can "reactivate" after being dormant when a person is exposed to something that will suppress their immune system (like chemotherapy). There are a few case reports of this happening even in patients with... Read more »

Thank you and fungal recurrence question

Dr. Bob,I work in the medical industry and therefore know MANY wonderful physicians. You however... Read more »

Hepatitis B acute positive and negative HIV test

Dear Sir, In Agust 07 got tested for HIV and result was negative. On the 3rd of March 2008 I got... Read more »
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Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, folks! I had a risky exposure 2 1/2 months ago (oral sex performed on me by sex worker), and developed urinary infection 3 weeks ago that was treated by antibiotics and now has returned again. This entire time I have been extremely fatigued,... Read more »

Seemingly Recurrent fungal infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Help! In August, I developed a yeast infection. Alarmed (I get these rarely), I had an HIV test. It came back negative. In Nov., my long-time boyfriend developed (what he claimed his dr. said was) a bad case of jock itch. His HIV test was... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »