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What Percentage Of People Get Hep B From Sex

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AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

... Hepatitis can be caused by several different viruses. Vaccines exist for hepatitis A and B. Hepatitis A is usually not serious but it can be for someone with a weakened liver. This includes people who are infected with hepatitis B or C. Two hepatitis A vaccine shots can protect you for about 20 years. Hepatitis B can cause serious disease. If you were exposed to hepatitis B, you should have antibodies. If you don't, you should get...
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HEP C

How risky is getting infected with Hep C through sex including anal sex with a person who is infected with Hep C and Hep B but, is immune to Hep B and the Hep C infection is under control at this time?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Anal sex is high risk in terms of acquiring other sexually transmitted infections, such as hepatitis B and HIV. There are also several well-described outbreaks of sexually acquired Hepatitis C through anal sex among men who have Read more »

about hepa-B

1.is hepa-B will be cured?2.is it possible that the hepa-B virus transfered to the person whom you kissed?3. how many months does it takes to be cured?4. is it transferable through sex?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis B can be suppressed through effective treatment. This viral suppression can sometimes be durable off treatment as well.However, Read more »

Mumps vaccine confusion

I work in the medical field and am starting a new job fairly soon,during my pre-employement physical they had titers drawn to check for immunizations,and found i need a Hep B booster and a booster for the Mumps vaccine,i contacted my HIV clinic,to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hepatitis A is usually not serious but it can be for someone with a weakened liver. This includes people who are infected with hepatitis B or C. Two hepatitis A vaccine shots can protect you for about 20 years. Hepatitis B can cause serious... Read more »

Should I get vaccinated for Hep A & B

I'm a male who recently had sex with a prostitute. It's been about a week (6 days) since I had unprotected sex with her? I'm scared to death of what I may have caught. Should I go get Hepetitis A & B vaccination shots now even though I may be...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...would only be spread if the prostitute happened to have acute hepatitis A at the time of your exposure. This would be unlikely.Hepatitis B is only spread by someone who is a carrier. It is not spread by someone who had hepatitis B in the past and... Read more »
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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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

...Injection and Infection HIV infection spreads easily when people share equipment to use drugs. Sharing equipment also spreads hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and other serious diseases. Infected blood can be drawn up into a syringe and then get... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Newly Diagnosed With Hepatitis C

...eachnamed alphabetically, in the order that they werediscovered. Before it was discovered in 1989, hepatitisC was called "non-A non-B hepatitis". Hepatitis A and B All HIV-positive people should bevaccinated against hepatitis A... Read more »
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A thought experiment. Get tested together b4 sex.

Posted by donsaklad
...sex for a. human immunodeficiency virus b. pharyngeal throat, urethral, anal sexually transmitted infections c. tuberculosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis A, hepatitis C d. getting vaccinated together for hepatitis B, hepatitis A Here are some... Read more »

Hep Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I was tested neg for HIV but now I am worried about hep b cause I Am in Asia and hep b is pretty common here according to the CDC. Since I always use condoms is there reason to test Read more »

Not b4 we know

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... (b) tuberculosis, (c) hepatitis B, hepatitis A, hepatitis C and vaccinated for hepatitis B and... Read more »

8 week negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...urination, bowel movements, white tongue, weight loss, muscle soreness. I've called numerous help lines that tell me 95-98% of people test positive within 6-8 weeks. I tested negative 3 weeks past my ARS period. Should I have had enough... Read more »