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  1. Hepatitis B Viral DNA - Topic Overview

    The hepatitis B virus contains DNA. If DNA from the hepatitis B virus is found in your blood sample,then your doctor knows that the virus is multiplying. You are contagious when HBV DNA is present. The higher the level of HBV DNA,the more contagious you are. If you have a long-term (chronic) HBV infection,the presence of high levels of viral DNA means that you are at increased risk for ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Hepatitis B Guide - Symptoms

    Learn about the short - term (acute) symptoms of hepatitis B infection.

  4. Hepatitis B Guide - Treatment Overview

    Treatment of hepatitis B viral (HBV) infection depends on how active the virus is and whether you are at risk for liver damage such as cirrhosis. Short - term (acute) hepatitis B usually goes away on its own; home treatment is used to relieve symptoms and

  5. Liver and Spleen Scan

    A liver and spleen scan is a nuclear scanning test that is done to check the liver and spleen for disease.

  6. Protecting Others From Hepatitis C

    If you've just been diagnosed with hepatitis C, you may worry about passing on the virus to a loved one. Here's information on protecting others from hepatitis C.

  7. Hepatitis C, Diet, and Exercise

    While there is no specific hepatitis C diet or exercise program, experts agree that people with the disease should eat right and exercise.

  8. Managing Hepatitis C

    It's important for people with hepatitis C to take control of their health. Learn how.

  9. Coping With Hepatitis C

    Coping with a chronic disease like hepatitis C can be tough. Learn how loved ones can help.

  10. Immunoglobulin (IG) for Hepatitis A

    Drug details for Immune globulin (IG) for hepatitis A.

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