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How Long Does The Hepatitis A Virus Survive Outside The Body
Yes: The hepatitis a virus infects humans via the fecal-oral route. The already-infected person sheds the virus in their feces and the un-infected person must allow something contaminated by the already-infected person's feces to enter their mouth for infection to occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Self-limited: Hepatitis A virus infection is usually self-limited, and treatment consists of supportive care. Medications that might cause liver damage or are metabolized by the liver should be used with caution. Full clinical and biochemical recovery is observed within three months in 85 percent of patients, and complete recovery is observed by six months in nearly all patients ...Read more
HAV IgG good or bad: If you have HAV igg it means that you have responded to HAV vaccine or have had infection with hepatitis a virus. If you are well, it means you are protected from getting HAV infection. If you are sick with a liver injury, it means that HAV could be the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does this hav result mean hav-igm is non reactive while hav -igg to hepatitis a virus is reactive?
Hepatitis B virus: these are different viruses.Get a more detailed answer ›
When a person recovers from Hepatitis A, is the virus truly 100% gone from their system? Or is it just suppressed and can reactivate like Hep B and C?
I had hepatitis a over 12 years ago as an teenager, why are you not allowed to donate blood, when the virus is completyly out of your blood in a year?
Hepatitis and blood: The red cross disqualifies anyone who has had any hepatitis (a, b, c, d or e) or jaundice after the age of 11. Exceptions include non-viral causes of hepatitis or jaundice such as gilbert's disease. Presumably the reason is to cast a wide net over all cases of viral hepatitis to ensure not missing a case of non-a hepatitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
By getting the twinrix vaccine for hepatitis a&b, does this make you immune to both, which means you are protected from getting either of the viruses?
Twinrix Vaccine: Yes. Two viruses one shot to begin getting immune to both. Ingenious. ...Read more
If the hav-igg ab to hepatitis a virus is reactive (11.52), while detection of IgM antibodies against hav from patient serum is non-reactive(0.29)?
Hepatitis B: The period between transmission of the hepatitis b virus and the beginning of symptoms of hepatitis b -- which is known as the "hepatitis b incubation period" -- lasts between 30 and 180 days. The length of this incubation period will depend on how many virus particles a person has been exposed to. Infection with very few particles causes a longer incubation period. ...Read more
"Hepatitis b patients usually recover completely and are immune" - Does this mean the virus is no longer in the body? Pls explain "recover completely"
No guarantees: You can recover and still have the virus in your system. If so, exacerbations of HBV can occur. Tests are available to determine if the virus, its antigens and its antibodies are present. Most people, after recovery, will remain asymptomatic. But, a few will develop late complications, like chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver tumors. You need follow-up by your physician or a liver special ...Read more
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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