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Vertical Transmission Of Hep B

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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 This report is the first of a two-part statement from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that updates the... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Newly Diagnosed With Hepatitis C

Newly diagnosed with both HIV and hepatitis C at the same time Are people around me now at risk? Can I pass on hepatits C through sex? Can you catch another type of hepatitis C or HIV? About hepatitis viruses Hepatitis A and... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

A Look at Hepatitis

HIV and Hepatitis I know that recently a great deal has been written about hepatitis. As a matter of fact, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association has endorsed universal vaccinations for MSMs (men who have sex with men) against hepatitis A and B as... Read more »
Ask the Experts

High risk Case ..... Transmission

Dear Dr, My husband was detected positive for Hepatits B last year but I was negative for Hep B.His tests said HbsAg +ve,HbeAg -ve,HbeAb +ve anti HIV 1 and 2 -ve,anti HCV -ve (Inactive Carrier of HepB). I got the vaccinations (all 3 shots) for...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Hepatitis B vaccine is very safe and effective. Your levels of protection are excellent and if you had unprotected sex with your husband, you would have excellent protection. Furthermore, your husband is e antigen negative, so his virus levels are... Read more »

Wife immune, can I have kids without infection

Hello, thank you for your assistance.My wife is HepB immune, I have HBSaG only, very low HepB DNA on PCR <100. If we have kids will they be immune from HepB?Also, why do laboratories have different ranges of what is normal for ALT?Thanks...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If your wife is HB immune, then she will not be able to pass the virus on through perinatal transmission.... Read more »

hapB in my boddy

My test result:HepB-HBsAg MEIA non reactiveHepB-AntiHBs MEIA reactive 29.10mlUmlHepB-AntiHBc (lgG&lgM)MEIA reactiveHepB-AntiHBc lgM MEIA non reacitivefinal interpretation:Evidence of previous infection; Evidence of immunity.no evedence of recent...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You should not be worried at all.You have evidence of past hepatitis B infection but you cleared it. There is no reason to be concerned about liver damage, treatment, infertility related to hepatitis B, or transmission to others. There is no problem... Read more »

concerned

can hep b antigen turn negitive???and if a person has hep b with dna negitive is it risk to get married and ur partner is vaccinated as well people think its a risk and people who have hepb can get married is it true...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Yes patients with chronic hepatitis B on occasion can become negative. Vaccination of the sexual partner is very effective in preventing transmission.I usually like to check the surface antibody response in the vaccinated person to be certain it... Read more »
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