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Reasons To Get The Hep B Shot

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Swollen liver and repeat of Hep.B shots

Doctor,I was told my liver was swollen and I had a fatty liver. Further test results showed I was either getting over Hepitis B virus and my imune was very low. I had the shots when I worked at the hospital on the cancer floor as a nurse. I am very...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
A swollen liver is something you must get good follow-up for. I would want you to see a hepatologist.Fatty liver is common and can be benign. But if the fat becomes inflammed it can cause scarring. You may need a liver biopsy.As for the hepatitis B... Read more »

Liver cancer & HepB

Hi Dr. McGovern,I was on Hepasera for four months. Now I am on Baraclude right after Hepasera. The... Read more »

husband has hepB, can I become pregnant

hi,I am trying to become pregnant, but am worried that my 3rd shot of hep B vaccine is due after 4... Read more »
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HIV and Hepatitis I know that recently a great deal has been written about hepatitis. As a matter of fact, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association has endorsed universal vaccinations for MSMs (men who have sex with men) against hepatitis A and B as... Read more »
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Guide to Hepatitis B for People Living With HIV

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Hep B infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How likely is it to get infected with Hep B through kissing (1-2 minutes) and unprotected blow job and unprotected cunnilingus? Would a coinfection slow down the immune systems' ability to produce antibody? I only got the first 2 shots of the 3... Read more »

HIV risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I think this is low risk but just want some advice...
Visited 8 call girls over the past few years - HIV status unknown in each case. Vaginal sex each time with a condom which worked well (no splits or spills). On one occasion I gave oral... Read more »

Anyone else out there had Hepatitis-B? PLS answer!

Posted by MarkyMark, 3 Replies
I know this doesnt have anything to go with HIV, but there were no forums for Hepatitis-B so I figure I would give this a shot. I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has... Read more »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine.

We have been searching ALL OVER -- the internet, contacting the CDC, asking our physicians -- for a... Read more »