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When To Treat Children's Hep B

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AIDS InfoNet

Lamivudine (Epivir)

...lamivudine with other ARVs, you can reduce your viral load to extremely low levels, and increase your CD4 cell counts. This should mean staying healthier longer. A different formulation of lamivudine has been approved for people with hepatitis B. Some people with HIV had their hepatitis B get worse after they stopped taking lamivudine. Get tested for hepatitis B before you start taking lamivudine to treat HIV. If you have hepatitis B and...
Ask the Experts

newborn and hep c

what is/ are the preventive measures to use on a newborn born to a hep c positive mother
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis C is only transmitted about 5 percent of the time to the newborn. This is very different than hepatitis B which is transmitted about 90 percent of the time.Hepatitis C antibody is measured in the newborn at about 18 months. If it is Read more »

Hep B risk to baby?

I took my 1 month old baby with me to drop my pre-school aged kids off at school. Well, my pediatrician doesn't start the Hep B immunizations until 2 months of age. If a child at the school had Hep B and had a cut or something and touched my...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...You are a very concerned Mom! Relax. All mothers are screened for Hep B in this country and if they are positive, then the babies are given vaccine and gamma globulin at birth. It is not realistic Read more »

what is it (hep b)

what exactly is hep b, how do you get it? what are the chances of a husband of passing it to his wife (unknowingly) and they have a child together? well the wife and baby get it, if the sex was unproteced during marriage?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Whether hepatitis B is passed on during intercourse will depend on whether the patient has inactive HBV (without virus in their blood) or has a lot Read more »

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
...recommend PCR testing for routine HIV testing for a variety of reasons, including the rate of 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... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...Hepatitis is also the name of a family of viral infections that affect the liver ; the most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. What is the difference between Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C? ... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Other Viral Hepatitis Infections

... Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Other viral hepatitis infections Hepatitis A Hepatitis A (HAV) is found in faeces (stool). People become infectedwhen 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 »
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sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has daily care for 2 kids. i presume this is ok, but how often should the kids be tested? and what precautions can we easily make to avoid... 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 »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...that by now makes billions in sales with Hepatitis C tests. At that time they injected blood from a patient with a Non-A/Non-B hepatitis into chimps. None of the animals developed hepatitis. Just around day # 14 after the infection they showed... Read more »

Info on Hep B treatment?

Posted by shannon
...Hey ya'll! My friend, David, is going to start Pegasys to treat his Hep B this week. I have read some scary stuff about the side effects. has anyone got any experience to share or any advice about handling Read more »