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Risk Factor Of Hepatitis B

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hepatitis b--

can you please help me to understand my test results? i was diagnosed with hepatitis b about 25 years ago. my understanding was that the virus had cleared my body and i was fine. i have never told my family because i really didn't see a need but now...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...you do not have any virus in your blood, I do not think you have chronic infection. That is the bottom line. If your have no risk factors for hepatitis B, then I suspect you have isolated hepatitis B core antibody with the additional finding of a... Read more »

how to avoid HEPATITIS

I have been tested for all forms of Hepatitis but I am very concerned about the possibility of... Read more »

Heb B

My Heb B results are as follows:HBsAg - NegativeHBcAb Tot - PositiveHBsAB - <0.1 What does this... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Incidence and Risk Factors for Acute Hepatitis B in the United States, 1982-1998: Implications for Vaccination Programs

...In 1982, a safe and effective vaccine became available to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and was recommended for persons at increased risk for infection. In 1991, a comprehensive immunization strategy Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary Hepatitis B vaccination is the most effective measure to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and its consequences, including cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, liver... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis Surveillance

...Discussion References Figure 1 . Serologic Tests to Diagnose Hepatitis, 1983-1993 Figure 2 . Trends in Selected Risk Factors for Patients Reported with Hepatitis A, by Mutually Exclusive Groups, United States, 1983-1993 Figure... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... Read more »
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Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... Read more »

insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »

Mr. Sowadsky says its okay too donate

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...similar to that of blood donors. If you look at the blood donor criteria (discussed in the posting Blood Donations), for some risk factors, if a person has ever put themselves at risk for bloodborne diseases, they may be excluded from donating... Read more »