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Selenium And Hepatitis B

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...diseases. They are spread by contact with fecal matter, either directly or from water that has sewage in it, or through food that was handled by someone with contaminated hands. Hep A and Hep E do not cause chronic illness. Hepatitis B is the most common hepatitis virus. It can be transmitted from mother to infant, through sexual contact, or through contact with infected blood. Globally, about 10% of people with HIV also are infected with...
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hep b

Hello Dr,a woman performed oral sex on me unprotected. can I get Hep B from that? I f so how long will it take before the virus becomes active? Im scared Thank you
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Although hepatitis B virus can be present in saliva, transmission would require also the presence of an open cut or sore. The risk of hepatitis B spread Read more »

Selenium & HCV/HIV Coinfection

How Selenium can influence the course of HCV/HIV Coinfection?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I am not aware of any information that selenium affects the course of HIV/HCV infection.Alcohol is the major issue here. Avoidance of alcohol is recommmended. Patients with Read more »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Antibody Tests

Dr. Dieterich:While I understand that there are other tests capable of detecting hepatitis b and c more quickly after a potential exposure than the antibody tests, can you tell me what the window period is for the antibody tests to detect hepatitis...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The window period is usually around 6 months reliably. However most people show antibodies at 3 months but some may take as long as 12 months although that would be a rarity. DTD Read more »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A immunization boosters

After how many years could boosters be needed for Hep B and Hep Aimmunization?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. In regard to the Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines, at this time, booster shots are not usually necessary. After completing the initial vaccination series, in the vast Read more »
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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 »
AIDSinfo

Entecavir in Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)/HIV Co-Infected Patients

... Previously, the guidelines recommended entecavir as an option for patients who required treatment for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) but not HIV infection. This recommendation was based on in vitro data showing no significant activity of entecavir... 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 »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Comparing Three Viruses: HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

...   HIV Hepatitis B (HBV) Hepatitis C (HCV) EPI Slowly progressing disease, with ~10 years to life threatening stage. High mortality if Read more »
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Que mas se detecta en la sangre

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...los amigos, que estan pasando por el tormento de saber si estan infectados del vih, o alguna otra enfermedad de transmision sexual (ets), mi pregunta es la siguiente: Que otras enfermedades a parte de la sifilis y gonorrea se pueden detectar en... Read more »

hepatitis B

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...esta pagina. tengo duda sobre la hepatitis cual es el periodo ventana? he leido informacion pero no entiendo muy bien por que se dice que el virus de saparece de 2 semanas a un mes. quiere decir que despues ya no es detectado el virus despues de... Read more »

Cmo Se Transmite el VIH?

Posted by Janis, 2 Replies
...descartar la presencia de VIH. No hay otros productos sanguneos que transmitan el VIH. La gamma globulina y la vacuna de la hepatitis B no transmiten el VIH. La gamma globulina puede, en ocasiones, transmitir anticuerpos al VIH, pero no el propio... Read more »

Formas en que se transmite el VIH

Posted by Janis, 1 Reply
...descartar la presencia de VIH. No hay otros productos sanguneos que transmitan el VIH. La gamma globulina y la vacuna de la hepatitis B no transmiten el VIH. La gamma globulina puede, en ocasiones, transmitir anticuerpos al VIH, pero no el propio... Read more »