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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
No: The symptoms of hepatitis b, e.g., anorexia and lethargy, appear about 6-7 weeks after exposure.

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Hepatitis B and C: These viruses attack the liver and are typically acquired through some type of blood-exchange, although other routes can occur as well. You should rea ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Exposure to contaminated boldy fluids can transmit hep b, c and hiv. It is important to use universal precautions.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Lim
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Quite conclusive: HBsAg is the first serologic marker that can be detected following exposure to HBV, as early as 1 or 2 weeks and as late as 11 or 12 weeks post exposu ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Hep B surface Ag: It can take 30 to 150 days to develop symptoms of hepatitis B after you become infected. Hepatitis B surface antigens can be found in your blood withi ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
For...: For hepatitis B( Hep B surface antigen) it can be detected 1-10 weeks after exposure. For hepatitis C if RNA PCR testing is used within days to 8 week ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: After acute exposure the antigen rises at 4 weeks, peaks at 14 weeks and dissipates by 24 weeks. If it has been 14 weeks after exposure you seem to be ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
HB vaccination plus.: If you had a discrete exposure, you need to a Hepatitis B Immune Globulin plus hb vaccinations.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
1984: Babies began being vaccinated for a Hep B in 1984. Are you sure you are not already immune?

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