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What Are The Four Risk Factors Of Hepatitis B And C

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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 and Surface antibody positive, HBV DNA test undetecatble. I have been getting some conflicting information, OR perhaps I just don't understand...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...It is true that hepatitis B infection can "reactivate" after being dormant when a person is exposed to something that will suppress their immune system (like Read more »

HBv B Acute positive & risk of HIV after negative test

Dear Mrs. McGovern,I feel very bad writing again, as I have read in previous answers you get up at... Read more »

Hepatitis b urine exposure risk? Please help!

Dear Dr McGovern,I`m really extremely concerned and would really really like your advice. I have... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B: Sex Hormone Explains Higher Liver Cancer Risk in Men

...liver cancer, and serum concentrations of male sex hormones may play a part, a new study suggests. The researchers found that hepatitis B viruses have a special DNA sequence that draws it to androgen receptors. "The androgen receptors in liver... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alaska Offers Hepatitis B Shots for High-Risk Adults

... A federal grant is helping the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services cover the cost of providing free hepatitis B vaccinations to at-risk adults. The three-shot series will be available at state public health centers into 2010. ... Read more »
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 »
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Intact Skin; Dont throw all caution to the wind

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read a post from time to time that downplays the risk of HIV transmittion thru intact screen. Just as HIV stigma shouldnt be used to ac-celerate HIV transmittion concerns and information, 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 »

NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...cisih-mart@sasi.fr Although the simultaneous transmission of either human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus or HIV and hepatitis B virus from a single source has already been described, this is the first case of transmission to... Read more »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...donated Blood. How effective is it? I have had numberous negitive Elisa test from home Access over the past six months( with no risky exposures in many many months) If I go and donate blood will my results be clean? Given my past tests from Home... Read more »