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Depends: If the father passes it to mom, before or during pregnancy, baby can be exposed & get it. If mom is known to have it, there are things the dr can do to try to stop it from passing to baby. After birth, it is unlikely dad would pass it to baby. It is a blood born agent & I don't see what likely blood contact baby will have with dad. Baby should also get the vaccine at birth. ...Read more
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
Medication: See a physician with expertise in management of hepatitis. There are now medications with which to treat this. Do it reasonably soon because the longer you live with this the greater the potential for permanent injury to the liver. This having been said, it is not an emergency. ...Read more
Difficult to cure: Once infected with Hepatitis B virus, only a small percentage of people can be cured. Infection frequently requires chronic suppressive therapy with medications such as Peg-interferon (an immune system modulator) and antiviral medications such as lamivudine and adefovir. Prevent infection by avoiding contact with blood/bodily fluids (safe sex, no needle sharing, etc) and getting vaccinated. ...Read more
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Hep B is common in Africa. It can be sexually transmitted. While it can be very serious, less than 5% of adults who get it develop chronic infection. My space is limited here so see http://www. Who. Int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs204/en/ for a detailed overview.
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DNA inside nucleus: Hepatitis b dna (genetic material) gets inside the nucleus of liver cells and we do not know how to get it out. The ways we can control hbv are through a person's immune response, or with antiviral medications that prevent the virus from making copies of itself. Current hbv medications are very effective and well tolerated. People may also need screening for liver cancer. ...Read more