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A 36-year-old member asked:

my hepatitis b surface ab result was immune. what does that mean for the future?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Protected: You are protected from getting infected with hepatitis b.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Hepatitis b, can I drink red wine?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Camilla Graham
Infectious Disease 27 years experience
Be careful: If someone has active hepatitis b infection, they are at risk for liver cancer even if they do not have cirrhosis. Alcohol may increase the risk of developing liver cancer, cirrhosis, and liver failure. It is probably safest to eliminate alcohol (maybe a glass of wine on your birthday).
A 45-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if you have been immuned to hepatitis b?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
You are protected: Being immune to hepatitis b means that you are protected against future attacks with hepatitis b because you were given the hep b vaccine (passive immunity) or you somehow contracted the virus and your body produced antibodies to the virus (active immunity). Hope this helps. Please talk to you doctor to determine what type of immunity you have. Take care!
A 33-year-old member asked:

Hepatis b shot good forever?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No data: Duration of immunity the hb vaccine provides lasts up to 2 decades.
A 19-year-old male asked:

What should I eat if I have hepatitis b?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Healthy food: You can eat anything you like but stay away from liver damaging substances such as alcohol or tylenol (acetaminophen). There is no liver damage food otherwise it would a warning label.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can one drink a little wine with hepatitis b medications?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Better to abstain: The problem is not with the medications, but with the hepatitis itself. People with chronic hepatitis b or c can progress more rapidly if they drink. Avoiding alcohol completely is recommended.

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