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Risk For Hepatitis B

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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
...to HIV, applies to HepatitisB as well. Receiving oral sex (exposure to saliva) is extremely low risk forHIV. It is also low risk for Hepatitis B as well, but not as low as the riskfor HIV. So here, we are comparing low risk (Hepatitis B) to... Read more »

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... Read more »

Hepatitis B & C, risks, tests

Dear Dr. McGovern,I live outside the USA in a country where hep. B is endemic, and I'm not able to... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syringe Exchange and Risk of Infection With Hepatitis B and C Viruses

...users involved in a Seattle-King County, Wash., needle-exchange program indicates that the program was not effective in reducing hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) among the users. The authors of the study note that, while... Read more »
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

Alaska Offers Hepatitis B Shots for High-Risk Adults

...vaccinations to at-risk adults. The three-shot series will be available at state public health centers into 2010. Persons at risk for hepatitis B include those who have had an STD, people with multiple sex partners, men who have sex with men,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United States: Hepatitis B on Decline but Many Still at Risk

...New cases of hepatitis B have decreased substantially in recent years, but widespread programs to vaccinate high-risk adults, according to a study, could Read more »
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gays can give blood long they are neg after expose

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...viruses, this would then indicate that he is not infected. And if a Gay man has been vaccinated against Hepatitis B, he is not at risk for Hepatitis B. Despite this, the guidelines say that men who have had sex with other men (even one time)... Read more »

Mr. Sowadsky says its okay too donate

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...viruses, this would then indicate that he is not infected. And if a Gay man has been vaccinated against Hepatitis B, he is not at risk for Hepatitis B. Despite this, the guidelines say that men who have had sex with other men (even one time)... Read more »

QUISIERA COMPARTIR....

Posted by diosayudame, 1 Reply
Quisiera compartir con ustedes, una situacion que me ha dado tristeza: casualmente hoy me mandaron un mail que decia: MUJER REPARTIENDO SIDA EN MERIDA. en el mail, dicen que ella va a ciertos antros de aca de merida y que platica con chavos, se les... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »