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Should You Check Your Titer Before Every Hepatitis B Series

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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 »

Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
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 also gone through this and i have no one to talk to, I feel sooo alone and stressed out over this entire episode, I am hoping... 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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Hepa-B Carrier

Dear Dr. Mcgovern,It is a blessing that we found a doctor like you in the internet whom we can ask. My husband is a hepatitis-B carrier since 1995 but all of us in the family including my children were never infected neither am I for so many years....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It appears that your husband is an inactive carrier. This means that he may have a marker for HBsAg but does not have virus in his blood. This will need monitoring over time by a physician to be certain that this remains the case. I would check... Read more »

baby oil bottle

First of all I would like to apologize because my english is not very good. Some time ago I went to a massage parlour where the girl, after gime me a massage, masturbated me with baby oil. My concern is the following: what would happen if the baby...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yep! Your fears are irrational. I see no HIV or hepatitis risk from your baby oil rub-a-dub-dub.Regarding donations to my foundation, we accept checks, money orders, direct wire transfers from your bank, cash (any currency), appreciated... Read more »

ma'am pls help me out

as per ur advice i underwent liver biopsyresults-Vascular relationships preserved.Portal areas expanded with a moderate lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate. Plasma cells are plenty and are seen spilling into the adjecent liver plates, and interface...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There are excellent treatments for hepatitis B. You will need to discuss the options with your physician but don't despair - you will do very well with close monitoring of your liver by ultrasound every six months and close checking of your HBV... 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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A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

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 »