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What Are The Long Term Consequences Of Acute Hepatitis B

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Crystal Methamphetamine

...abilities such as memory, judgment, reasoning, and verbal learning. And these changes do not reverse themselves quickly. Current research indicates that it takes many months away from the drug before your brain begins to heal. Other long term effects are often frequent bouts of drug craving, frequent agitating dreams of using crystal or frequent frustrating dreams of being unable to use. These also fade over time, but this takes many months...
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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 chemotherapy). There are a few case reports of this happening even in patients with... Read more »

Hepatitis B acute positive and negative HIV test

Dear Sir, In Agust 07 got tested for HIV and result was negative. On the 3rd of March 2008 I got tested for Hepatitis B and got positive result, and negative for HIV and all other hepatitis types.I has a small flu end of December, and all symptoms...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...It sounds like you just had acute hepatitis B virus infection. Read more »

hep c transmission (Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV)

Dear Dr. Bob:How exactly is Hep C transmitted?Best regards,Just Wondering
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...scarring. Mild scarring is known as fibrosis and more serious scarring is known as cirrhosis. Liver scarring resulting from long-term HCV infection reduces the liver's ability to perform essential functions. Liver damage from hepatitis C usually... Read more »

Acute Hepatitis B

Hello.My husband was diagnosed with Acute Hepatitis B, and was told that this was contracted fairly recent since we caught it so soon.I/we subsequently was tested for Hep B (and HIV). I also mentioned I had been immunized for Hep B some time ago. ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The reason your physician tested your blood was to see if you had formed protective antibodies against hepatitis B since you were vaccinated in the past. I would assume, since you did not receive any further preventive treatment against hepatitis B,... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...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 illness that occurs within the first 6 months after someone is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...staff to blood and body fluids 34 , 41 , 42 . Case-control studies indicate tattooing is not a risk factor for acquiring acute hepatitis B or hepatitis C 43 , 44 . However, results from seroprevalence studies of noninstitutionalized... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...to the blood of someone in the acute phase of infection is more likely to result in infection than exposure to someone with long-term infection. One research study estimated that the risk of infection is approximately 20 times higher during... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs... Read more »
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Long term survivor

Posted by DAF, 4 Replies
I am aperson living with AIDS, I have srvived three opertunistic infections. I have known about my status for 22 years and in retrospect I was one of the early cases to be infected,. In the time period from 1978 to 1981. My qyestion is are there... Read more »

looking for other long-term survivors

Posted by maninDC, 5 Replies
...Came out in 1972, have been HIV+ since 1986, am healthy long-term non-progressor - looking for other guys like me who've outlived their social circle and are having a hard time making new friends. Read more »

Looking for Long term Survivors

Posted by RevAnn, 2 Replies
Until three weeks ago, I did not know anyone who had made it past the 10 year mark. I felt kinda alone as I have known for 19 years and have been infected 26 years this year. Alot of people did not understand what is was like to find out in the... Read more »

Long term Nonprogressors

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I am loooking to see if anyone is or knows a long term nonprogressors. Please contact me: bellasurfer311@yahoo.com Read more »