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What Is Acute Hep B

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After acute hep b?

Hello Doctor, after fully recovering from acute hep b, when the body eliminates the virus and develops protective antibodies, and liver enzymes return to normal. Is there ongoing liver damage? do acute cases cause cirrhosis? is revaccination...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Once you have acute HBV and resolve your infection completely (I mean with the formation of surface antibodies and the loss of HB surface antigen) Read more »

Extacy+Acute Hep B

Could someone get Acute Hepatitis B from taking of Extacy Pills? I know they cause liver damage,... Read more »

Acute Hep B (confusion)

My husband became infected with hep b. He did the 6 monthfollow up and his doctor said he had... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Infection Persists After Clinical Recovery in Acute Self-Limited Hepatitis B

...Occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) often persists in the liver long after recovery becomes apparent in patients with acute self-limited infections, 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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...Overview Statistics Transmission / Exposure Symptoms Tests Treatment Prevention / Vaccination Pregnancy and Hepatitis B Overview What is hepatitis? "Hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver. Toxins, certain... 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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acute hiv symptoms? very worried....

Posted by veryworried, 1 Reply in the less deadly soa sections, but soon found out flu-like symptoms are only connected to serious jams like hiv or hep b. i'm going for a blood test tomorrow. it's only been a month but the test lab said the results of this specific test... Read more »

Anyone else out there had Hepatitis-B? PLS answer!

Posted by MarkyMark, 3 Replies
...anything to go with HIV, but there were no forums for Hepatitis-B so I figure I would give this a shot. I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has also gone through... Read more »

Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
...I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has also gone through this and i have no one Read more »

For Switch625

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Switch625 - What do you know about the chances of getting Hepatitis B from a brief oral encounter, say cunnilingus ? Read more »