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Husband Has Hepatitis B
If my husband has hepatitis b core antigen & I drink from koolaid jug after him, could I catch it?
Forgive my frankness: Hopefully you've been immunized against hepatitis b, and were immunized before you got married. That'll protect you. Even more, I would hope that you and your husband are doing all kinds of wonderful things together that involve far more intimate exchanges than drinking kool aid. If not, why not? It's well worth the risk. Best wishes to you both. ...Read more
Just found out I have hepatitis b. My husband has been tested & is a negative. Can we still have unprotected sex without him getting it hepatitis b?
Hepatitis B: First I am sorry to hear of this. But, I need more information. What is your hepatitis b viral count? Do you have the active chronic form of it? Has your husband not been vaccinated for hepatitis b? If not he should be. (as should every living human). Hepatitis b vaccinations began for all children in the U.S. In the early 1980s. Given your age I am surprised you were not vaccinated. ...Read more
My husband is a carrier of hepatitis b I think. I had the vaccination when inwas a baby. Can you educate me about hepatitis?
Hep b prevention: Women who become pregnant will get tested for hepatitis b. If you find out if you have an active infection with hepatitis b, is not in the world for your pregnancy because any neonatal exposure can be prevented and treated with antibodies given afterbirth and vaccines. ...Read more
My husband had hepatitis b before but has been treated properly yet I'm not pregnant. Can it be the problem why im not pregnant yet?
My husband got Hepatitis -B.I want to get pregnancy. Can I have sex with him after getting immunization?
Yes: Check if you r immune after vaccine ...Read more
Can I have sex with wife of patient died with hepatitis b virus? Her report was normal 2 time for HBV even 1 year after her husband's death.
Hepatitis B: Hepatitis b is a virus that tends to infect the liver in humans. Transmission from person to person is by intimate contact (sexual activity) or blood exchange. There is a readily available blood test to see if you have it, and there is a vaccination available (3 shots over 6 months) to prevent you from ever getting it. Hepatitis b can lead to chronic infection and cirrhosis, possibly cancer. ...Read more
Most resolve: Spontaneous resolution of acute hep b infection is common, but must be followed carefully to make sure is not becoming chronic active hepatitis, which can be treated, if not cured. Do this now, because to ignore this disease can have lethal consequences. ...Read more
Sorry: Hbv can cause acute hepatitis which generally runs its course over several weeks but some cases become chronic, often the ones with few or no symptoms. Acute HBV infection is not generally treated but there are medications to treat chronic HBV if need be. There is no fast cure. ...Read more
A virus: The hepatitis b virus is transmitted via blood transfusion or other blood exposures, sexually, and at the time of delivery from mother to child. It can cause chronic infection which may result in cirrhosis and even liver cancer. There is a vaccine to prevent infection licensed in the usa in 1982 and there are some medications that can be used to treat chronic infection. ...Read more
Many medications: Experts for treatment of hepatitis generally agreed that no treatment for acute hepatitis B infection. For chronic infection the use of medications depends on complicated multi factors such as what kind of antigen and antibody, viral load, state of liver disease as reflected by liver enzymes ALT, AST, the result of liver biopsy. The presence of HIV, liver cirrhosis, age of patients etc. ...Read more
Get evaluated: You need to go to a doctor who is knowledgeable about hepatitis b (hbv) and can figure out where you are with this disease. Some people need antiviral treatment and everybody with chronic hbv needs to be monitored regularly. Make sure everyone you live with is vaccinated against hbv to help protect them from accidental exposure. And avoid alcohol until you have discussed this with a clinician. ...Read more
hepatitis B can be controlled by your immune system on its own, without ever requiring treatment, but the virus remains dormant in your liver and may re-activate if your immune system is compromised.
Other times you do need treatment with meds to stop the inflammation in the liver and prevent cirrhosis, liver cancer ...Read more
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