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What Happens When You Do Not Treat Hepatitis B

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...diseases. They are spread by contact with fecal matter, either directly or from water that has 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 contact, or through contact with infected blood. Globally, about 10% of people with HIV also are infected with...
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Treating Acute HBV

I understand that hcv can be treated in its acute phase. Is there any indication that hbv can be treated acutely? Especially if there was a belief that the person couldnt clear it on their own.
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
...Most adults who acquire acute hepatitis B will clear it on their own. There is no role for HBV therapy in the acute phase. Read more »

Can a HBV non-active carrier be treated?

Dear Dr Barbara:I can see how many letters you replied recently and I really feel very much to have to bother you again. However, I want to put a question to you that I think was never asked before. As a matter of fact, I asked this question to...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I would not treat an inactive carrier with the knowledge we have at this time.You certainly need follow up to be certain that you do not become Read more »

hepatitis b

my husband was send to the hospital for liver biopsy his doctor said his hepatitis b virus copies were too high can they treat hiv and hepatitis b at the same time and what can be the consecunses. Also that hiv give u hepatitis b thank you
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
...Yes, medications used for HIV can also treat HBV infection effectively. These are two separate viruses and sometimes they can be transmitted together or separately. Read more »

HEPA B

IS CURABLE?WHAT THE NAME OF MEDICATION?HOW?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis B is treated with either entecavir, telbivudine, adefovir, interferon, lamivudine, or emtricitabine. We usually use the words "viral 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 »
Project Inform

Duration of Therapy for Treating HBV

...French INSERM UMR-S707 study examined the level of liver fibrosis, over time, among 130 HIV-positive people taking tenofovir for hepatitis B disease (HBV). Fibrosis is the development of an excessive amount of fibrous connective tissue. The most... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Linked to Lymphoma in Study

... New research finds that people chronically infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) are nearly two times as likely to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). HBV is already known to cause liver cancer -- around Read more »
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sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... 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 »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »