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Risk Factor Of Hepatitis B

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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 »

Ventana al infierno, necesito consejos

Posted by xdz12, 4 Replies
Antes que nada buen dia a todos, comento mi situacion tuve una relacion anal con una escort (prostituta) cerca de 40 segundos sin preservativo NO eyacule, despues la penetre via vaginal con preservativo. Nunca hubo sangre ni lesiones en mi pene, ni... Read more »

besides obvious mental issue lol,can i go woohoo?

Posted by bios23, 3 Replies
Hey!
After reading the posts here, it has been really reassuring. let me tell you my experience. PLEASE help me by answering me. I promise I will give back to this community with my personal experience with hiv (whichever it turns to) in the future.

H... Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I've read all the uplifting stories and still cant stop thinking I'm positive as well as some of my family members. I've posted before so some of you may rememeber. My risk was slight oral exposure (on her) to a stripper that was from Russia. It... Read more »
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Risk of Hepatitis B

Rick, what is the chance of getting Hepatitis B from receiving oral sex....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Hepatitis B is transmitted the same way asHIV, but Hepatitis B is more infectious. When we are talking about routes oftransmission, the same information that applies to HIV, applies to HepatitisB as well.... Read more »

30 second vaginal sex: A risk?

Hello. About 1 1/2 yrs. ago, I foolishly had unprotected sex (vaginal) with afemale sex worker. My penis was inside her vagina for no more than 30 seconds. I then ejaculated outsideher. I saw no signs of blood or any skin tears. I have a few...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. I'll answer them one at a time."Since there were no visible skin tears, the only other way I could think ofthat the HIV virus could enter the body is through microscopic skin tears. Iknow this is... Read more »

Tattooing

I was diagnosed positive a couple of days ago. I am low risk and after goingover my lifestyle extensively, my health care worker decided and I concurthat the most likely place that I caught HIV from was a tattoo that Ireceived in 1991. Apparently I...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Tattooing does pose a risk of infection,however, transmission does not commonly occur this way. This is for severalreasons. First of all, most places that do tattoos are very carefulregarding prevention of... Read more »

AST and ALT ratio

Hello Dr McGovern,I have a question regarding my recent lab results. I had Acute Hepatitis-B about 4 years ago. I completely recovered and am now Hep-B surf antigen neg and Hep-B antibody positive. I have bloodwork done every 6 months just for...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You have much insight into liver disease. AST>ALT can be seen in a few situations: alcohol intake and in advanced liver disease. However, since your liver function tests appear completely normal, I would not be concerned about the ratio. I would... Read more »
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Please note: An erratum has been published for this 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... Read more »