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Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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What does it mean to be chronically infected with hepatitis b virus?

What does it mean to be chronically infected with hepatitis b virus?

Hepatitis B: Chronic hepatitis is commonly associated with hepatitis b virus. This means the virus is continually living or replicating the the liver. This usually occurs after blood transfusions or IV drug use. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the hepatitis b virus to be found in the blood?

How long does it take for the hepatitis b virus to be found in the blood?

Few weeks : It may detectable within a few weeks. But a diagnosis of chronic hepatitis b is only made after surface ag or viral load is detectable for 6months. ...Read more

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What are some barriers (natural, human body defences) to the hepatitis b virus?

What are some barriers (natural, human body defences) to the hepatitis b virus?

Hepatitis B infectio: Not being of black, hispanic and asian origin is one barrier to acquisition of hepatitis b virus (hbv) infection. Other factors include later age at first intercourse, abstinence and monogamous relationship. Because of the implementation of routine HBV vaccinations of infants in 1992 and adolescents in 1995, the prevalence of HBV infection has declined. In taiwan- from 10% in 1984 to 1% in 1994. ...Read more

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How do u cure hepatitis B virus?

How do u cure hepatitis B virus?

There is no cure.: Most cases resolve on their own in 4-8 weeks or so. A small percentage of patients will have a chronic infection and be carriers. Best course is prevention with hep B vaccine and utilizing blood/body fluid precautions. ...Read more

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Could i recover from hepatitis b virus?

Could i recover from hepatitis b virus?

Yes: Most people recover completely with no residual infection. They develop a positive surface antibody (hbsab) and lose their surface antigen (hbsag). However, about 10% go on to develop chronic hepatitis, maintaining their hbsag. In such cases, cure isn't possible, but the infection can be treated with medications that will help to prevent complications. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be hepatitis b virus carrier?

What does it mean to be hepatitis b virus carrier?

Virus is just there.: Carrier status=you have the virus in your body but fortunately is not causing any problem for you. Your body is somehow keeping the virus well-behaved and no affecting your liver. However, you can still transmit the virus .I.E via needle sharing/body fluid, or from mother to child in utero or birth. Make sure you follow doc regular to make sure it does not turn active. Get vaccinated. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can hepatitis b virus last in one's body?

Can be lifetime : Most people clear HBV within several weeks but some never clear it especially if acquired neonatally. ...Read more

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How long can the hepatitis b virus live outside the body?

1 week or longer: Hepatitis b virus can survive in the environment for 1 week or longer but is inactivated by disinfectants including household bleach. ...Read more

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Can a hepatitis b virus carrier get rid of it?

Can a hepatitis b virus carrier get rid of it?

Complicated, but RX: Too complicated to get into details here. However, there are meds available to help get rid of carrier state, and lower viral count. See your doc re: your individual details of infection. ...Read more

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How does the hepatitis b virus attack the immune system?

How does the hepatitis b virus attack the immune system?

HEPATITIS B: Liver injury is determined by patient's immune response to infection. Hepatocellular damage is indicated by the presence of serologic immune markers, predominance of t lymphocytes and plasma cells. Response to therapy with corticosteroids and immunosuppressants. ...Read more

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