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What Is A Hepatitis Carrier

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

About 10 Percent of Pakistanis Hepatitis Carriers: Experts

Over 10 percent of Pakistan's total population of 140 million are hepatitis B and C patients. This was revealed at a national consultative meeting of experts on hepatitis, according to the local newspaper Dawn. The experts said some of these... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Implicit Discrimination Against Chinese Hepatitis B Carriers Rising in Multinationals -- Survey

A telephone survey of 92 multinational firms in 20 major cities in China found at least 84 percent require prospective employees to be screened for hepatitis B. Around 44 percent of these firms said they reject applicants who test positive for the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China Has 93 Million Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Carriers: Ministry

In a report released Monday, the Ministry of Health said about 93 million Chinese, 7.18 percent of the nation's population, have hepatitis B surface antigen. A protein antigen produced by the hepatitis B virus, HBsAg is the earliest sign of acute... Read more »
Ask the Experts

protease inhibitors and hepatitis carriers

Dr. Gallant please excuse me if you have answered this question but I amnew to this web site. I am presently taking Norvir,Invirase, AZT, 3TC and Zerit. I have been HIV since 1992 and been mostlyasymptomatic. My last Cd-4 count was 370 andmy viral...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Any protease inhibitor can cause liver problems in people who havechronic hepatitis, and this appears to be especially true when you'retaking two protease inhibitors (usually ritonavir/saquinavir). However,that's no reason for you not to... Read more »


My wife recently had an physical and it stated she's a hepatitus B carrier. What does that mean in terms I can understand....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
It means that she has the hepatitis B virus, but she is not suffering from any illness from it at this time. In some people, hepatitis B remains relatively inactive and does not serious illness if they remain otherwise healthy (don't drink,... Read more »

Hepatitis Bs carrier negative of hepa Be antigent

kindly expalin to me about im positive of hepa Bs antigent negative of hepa Be antigent and im inactive carrier...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Anyone who has Hepatitis B surface antigen has chronic infection. Whether it is active or not is determined ONLY by the presence or absence of HBV DNA in your blood. Some people confuse this with whether the hepatitis E antigen is reactive or not.... Read more »

Alcohol and Hepatitis B Carrier

Could you please advise about the drinking of Alcohol for a Hepatitis B Carrier with no symptoms? Also is it possible for a Carrier not be a carrier in the future? and if so how does one know? Thanks...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alcohol can have a negative impact on HBV prognosis. How much alcohol is safe is not known, therefore, general recommendations are to minimize intake. HBV carriers can spontaneously clear their HBV but they can also reactivate and develop more... Read more »
Connect With Others

Should I get a hepatitis test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I thought it was pretty difficult to get hepatitis from a sexual encounter....should I worry about that? I have enough going on...don't need anything else. I am HIV negative. Should I worry about hepatitis or deal with what I have?

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Insurance carrier in NY/CT?

Posted by willy, 2 Replies
Hi, I'm wondering if anyone knows of insurance carriers in the NY/CT area that are particularly good to deal with if you have HIV? Or any that I should avoid? My COBRA policy is running out soon, my new employer doesn't provide insurance and I need... Read more »

Periodo ventana de la hepatitis b y c

Posted by mariana, 1 Reply
hola quiero saber cuanto es el periodo ventana de la hepatitis b y de la hepatitis c con tecnicas de busqueda de anticuerpos no de adn, quiero saber cuandoes definitivo el examen de hepatitis b y c con la tecnica de anticuerpos. Read more »

periodo ventana en coinfeccion hepatitis c??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
por favor, ya no se que pensar. si alguien como yo a los 6 meses tiene una serologia negativa de vih y posituva de hepatitis c pero con arn hepatitis indetectable, no es segura la prueba del vih por uan posible coinfeccion? se alarga el periodo... Read more »