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what is the cure for hepa b?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No reliable cure: Teens or adults who catch hepatitis B get sick, and then recover on their own, but about 5% become carriers and always have the virus. Babies who catch hepatitis B become carriers of the virus. The antiviral medications block the virus, so the patient has fewer and fewer numbers of virus if the treatment works. A few patients are called "cured" in that blood tests don't detect the virus any more.
Dr. Daniel Motola
Gastroenterology 13 years experience
Anti-virals: This requires long-term treatment with specific antiviral medications effective against hepatitis B.
Dr. Anne Larson
Hepatology 34 years experience
No ...: There is no cure for hepatitis b. However, there are very good antiviral medications which can keep the virus in check. You should see a hepatologist to discuss this.

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How is HBV transmitted?

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Blood/sex/vertical: This virus is considered a sexually transmissable disease. It can also be transmitted as a blood borne infection such intravenous drug use and sharing razors or toothbrushes. Our blood banks are very safe now and all blood is carefully screened but receiving blood transfusion in the past was a risk factor. Finally pregnant mothers with hepatitis b can pass the virus to their newborn.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

Positive HBsAG for 1 year. What does that means? Chronic hepa b?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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Implies chronic HepB: Need further testing to identify specifically your case. Your doc should be able to order the right tests. Lots of good treatment these days.
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Hepa b how can be cured?

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Very rarely cured: Current treatments can only supress viral replication and rarely cure at 3-5% after 4-5 years possibly because it integrates into the host dna.
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Its curerable of hepa b? Do you have idea about this what would medicine should he take to cure

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Sometimes: The treatment of hepatitis B is complicated. The most common treatment is interferon but many other options are available. The goal of treatment is to prevent long-term complications such as cirrhosis or liver cancer. You must be treated by a liver specialist.
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About hepa b there's a cure?

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Internal Medicine 25 years experience
There's treatment.: While there's no cure for Hepatitis B, there are treatments that can prevent progression of illness to cirrhosis and cancer. Discuss options with a Hepatologist to learn risks, benefits and expectations of treatment options.

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