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Side Effects To Hepatitis B Shots

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AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

... Hepatitis can be caused by several different viruses. Vaccines exist for hepatitis A and B. Hepatitis A is usually not serious but it can be for someone with a weakened liver. This includes people who are infected with hepatitis B or C. Two hepatitis A vaccine shots can protect you for about 20 years. Hepatitis B can cause serious disease. If you were exposed to hepatitis B, you should have antibodies. If you don't, you should get...
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Hepatitis B

I can see the list of questions is already one mile long, but here is anotherone: How aware people are of the risk of Hepatitis B compared to AIDS? Just recently I heard thatHepatitis B, a mortal disease, can be transmited 100 times easier than HIV....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...are multiple causes ofhepatitis, some infectious (like Hepatitis B), and some non-infectious (likethrough alcoholism).As for Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), it is true that it is 100 times moreinfectious than HIV. It is transmitted the exact same way... Read more »

PCR Test?

Hey Doctor Bob: FIRST AND FOREMOST, you should remind all your readers that end of year charity contributions are PERFECT for tax deductions! I donate to your charity every December! Thanks for your kind notes! Fast question for you... I've read...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...false-positive results.As for hepatitis B, the diagnosis is made with a combination of tests that look for specific fragments of the hepatitis B virus called antigens as well as specific proteins (antibodies) produced by the immune system in... Read more »

New Regimen

I have been on this regimen for over 5 years: Epivir, Viread, Kaletra, and Reyataz.I have been having pain on my right side and I was informed that Rayataz may be the cause. What is a proposed new regimen?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...intolerances to previous treatments? These would have to be considered. 4) Do you have any other medical conditions such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, kidney problems, depression or high cholesterol that might effect our choice of medications. ... Read more »

Stages of Hepatitis B

HiI am a little confused about the stages of Hepatitis B. My doctor is a really nice person but seems a little shy to talk to me about my Hepatitis B. I get the impression that she thinks I am under a death sentence, but the things on the Internet...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...that I need to know to tell you whether this is acute or not is not in your list.If there is a suspicion that someone has acute hepatitis B, the hepatitis B core IgM antibody should be drawn. If the Ig M is positive then the diagnosis has been... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. It results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B can be either "acute" or "chronic." Acute Hepatitis B virus infection is a short-term... 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 »
The Well Project

Hepatitis B

...drugs(including prescription medications), poisons, and some viruses can all causehepatitis. Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus(HBV). Worldwide, 350,000,000 people are infected with HBV, and 10% of these arealso... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis B for People Living With HIV

...not HBV hasbecome chronic. HBsAg (Hepatitis B Surface Antigen) HBsAgs are small protein particles on the surface of the hepatitis B virus. HBsAgs can bedetected and measured by a blood test. HBsAg testing is commonly used to screen for... Read more »
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This anxiety is overwhelming

Posted by WhatNext, 2 Replies
...the flu. Of course one of them could be HIV. She sent me for a battery of blood tests which included both HIV screening and Hepatitis B and C. Last week I got the results. Both were non-reactive (negative). The test was done about 28 days... Read more »

Those taking, Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir

Posted by sweetvanilla27, 1 Reply
I am wanting to hear from anyone who have experienced taking Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir and how you have got on with the meds? I first started taking meds in May this year I was put on Truvda and Sustiva first, and was taken off them due... Read more »

Pegasys for HBV

Posted by shannon, 2 Replies
...Hey ya'll! My friend, David, is going to start Pegasys to treat his Hep B this week. I have read some scary stuff about the side effects. has anyone got any experience to share or any advice about handling it? Thanks, Shannon 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 »