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  1. Hepatitis B Guide - What Increases Your Risk

    People who practice certain behaviors or have certain jobs are at high risk for becoming infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV). If you are a member of a high - risk group, you should receive the hepatitis B vaccine.

  2. Liver Transplant for Hepatitis B - Topic Overview

    During a liver transplant,your damaged liver is removed and replaced with a healthy one from an organ donor. Liver transplantation is done to treat long-term (chronic) hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection only after all other treatments have not worked,because transplanted organs can become reinfected with HBV. Recurrent infections are often severe,leading to rapid failure of the transplanted ...

  3. Hepatitis B Guide - Cause

    Learn more about how hepatitis B spreads.

  4. Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs) for Chronic Hepatitis B

    Drug details for Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) for chronic hepatitis B.

  5. Hepatitis E - Topic Overview

    What is hepatitis E? Hepatitis E is a virus that can infect the liver. Unlike other forms of hepatitis,the hepatitis E virus doesn't lead to long-term illness or serious liver damage. Most people get well within a few months. How is hepatitis E spread? People usually get hepatitis E by drinking water or eating food that’s been contaminated by feces (stool) from someone infected with hepatitis ...

  6. Hepatitis B: Postvaccination Test for Immunity - Topic Overview

    A postvaccination test for immunity to the hepatitis B virus (HBV) is recommended only if you: Have an impaired immune system. This can be caused by many things,such as infection with HIV or the use of medicines to prevent organ rejection. Are older than age 49. Received the hepatitis B vaccine in the buttock. (The vaccine is less effective when given in the buttock. It is more effective ...

  7. Hepatitis B: How to Avoid Spreading the Virus - Topic Overview

    The following tips can help you prevent the spread of the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Inform the people you live with and/or have sex with about your illness as soon as possible. If you have long-term (chronic) HBV infection,you can infect others with the virus even if you have no symptoms of illness. Do not donate blood or blood products,organs,semen,or eggs (ova). Stop all sexual activity ...

  8. Hepatitis B Guide - Other Treatment

    Some people with short-term (acute) hepatitis B develop severe nausea and/or dehydration. If this happens, you might need to be hospitalized so you can receive additional fluids intravenously.

  9. Hepatitis B Guide - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding hepatitis B.

  10. Hepatitis B Guide - Exams and Tests

    Your health professional will diagnose hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection based on a physical examination, your medical history, and blood tests.

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