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What Happens If Hepatitis B Is Left Untreated

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...infections in their settings. If you are considering getting a tattoo or having your body pierced, ask staff at the establishment what procedures they use to prevent the spread of HIV and other blood-borne infections, such as the hepatitis B virus. You also may call the local health department to find out what sterilization procedures are in place in the local area for these types of establishments. Visit the CDC Web site for links to the ...
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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 »

Person with Hep C, B, & Cirosis

My boyfriend is in prison with one year left. He has had Hep C for about 6 years, found out he has Hep B 5 months ago, and found out he has cirosis of the liver about 10 months ago. Whats the average range as far as how many years could he still...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...His hepatitis B and hepatitis C have to be evaluated simultaneously to see which infection predominates. If he has cirrhosis, he will want to Read more »

STDs in the blood.

I know that diseases like HIV or Hepatitis B can be spread by an infected person's blood getting into an uninfected person's bloodstream. Possible ways this could happen would be a needlestick accident or an infected person bleeding into an open...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...HTLV-I, and HTLV-II. Infections like HIV and the HTLV viruses die rapidly outside the body (within minutes). However, the Hepatitis B virus can survive for hours (even days) outside the body. The Hepatitis C virus can survive longer than HIV... Read more »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Antibody Tests

Dr. Dieterich:While I understand that there are other tests capable of detecting hepatitis b and c more quickly after a potential exposure than the antibody tests, can you tell me what the window period is for the antibody tests to detect hepatitis...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The window period is usually around 6 months reliably. However most people show antibodies at 3 months but some may take as long as 12 months although that would be a rarity. DTD Read more »
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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 »
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 »
AIDSinfo

Entecavir in Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)/HIV Co-Infected Patients

... Previously, the guidelines recommended entecavir as an option for patients who required treatment for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) but not HIV infection. This recommendation was based on in vitro data showing no significant activity of entecavir... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...sewage in it, or through food that was handled by someone with contaminated hands. Hep A and Hep E do not cause chronic illness. Hepatitis B is the most common hepatitis virus. It can be transmitted from mother to infant, through sexual... Read more »
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Please Help me I'm So scared!

Posted by kakaroto, 1 Reply
...negative 20th of June one-step is done negative as will 1st of July anther PCR is negative as will 2sd of July ELISA for HIV-hepatitis B&C all comes negative after 5 weeks from the exposure my Doctor said that I'm OK and what I've just... Read more »

insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »

so ifi did

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
so if i did sit on a needle the chance of transmission is verylow, o.4% so the odds areinm y favor ? Read more »