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Ethiopia
A 27-year-old male asked about a male:

I want to know how i survive with hepatitis b?

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Dr. Larry Maturani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Continue follow up: You must have regular follow up with either gastroenterologist or infectious disease. They will put you on the right medications based on viral genetics. You will have periodic measurements of viral load to make sure treatment is affective some of the meds include interferon alfa peg interferon alfa-2a, lamivduine to mention few. You will live a normal life.
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Afghanistan
A 17-year-old male asked:

I have hepatitis b and i want to do sports so can i?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
In general, yes: If you happen to be "chronic, infectious" type of hbv, then it may be more restrictive due to the risk you could transmit the disease, but most are not. If just chronic, then discuss w/your dr, but should be ok to participate.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

I want to know what's the difference between hepatitis a, b & c?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
A, B, and C: A: fecal-oral transmission (contaminated food, sex, children with dirty fingers), causes acute hepatitis, preventable by vaccine. B: transmission by sex, blood contact (sharing needles, needle sticks). Causes acute and chronic hepatitis, preventable by vaccine. C: transmission by blood contact (sharing needles, needle sticks), sometimes sex. Mostly chronic hepatitis. No vaccine, but curable.
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