Hep B diagnosis

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cheaky
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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 10/21/2009 11:19 PM (GMT -7)   
 
hi there everyone, new to this. Only 4 weeks now ive been hep b, told my parter he just you's it aganst me. He dont have it today we parted i carnt live like that , i have a 8 year old i am now alone & dont want anyone to no , but i need to talk this out , so any surport welcome. cheaky...... smurf

hep93
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   Posted 10/22/2009 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi, Cheaky, and welcome to the forum.  I'm sorry to hear you have hep B.  However, the foremost question is whether it is chronic or chronic active.  Do you know?  Chronic is when you have been exposed to it, but your immune system dealt with it and you no longer have an active case.  You would have the antibodies, which means that you cannot get it again nor can you give it to anyone.  Basically, you would be free of it, but would always test positive for it.  This is the case with me and hep B.  If it is chronic active, that means that it is still in your body and doing damage to your liver.  You could get gamma globulin shots, but I believe it has to be in the early stages of the disease.  There is also a category called chronic infectious hep B.  Do you have any idea when you became infected?  When were you diagnosed?  Have you had a liver biopsy yet?  Are you seeing a hepatologist?  I have active hep C and the treatment available isn't that great, but I believe that hep B is quite treatable.  So it is not the end of the world.  You really should not drink or do any drugs that aren't prescribed, but your liver should, hopefully, recover.  A biopsy is the surest way to know exactly what the damage to your liver is and the type of hep B that you have.

Hugs,

Connie



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Post Edited (hep93) : 10/22/2009 3:50:18 PM (GMT-6)

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