Anyone have Hep B?

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   Posted 1/6/2008 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
If so, what is involved and how do you get it?  How do you get rid of it?

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   Posted 1/6/2008 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bible, I think I corresponded to you before but here goes,

Hepatitis B virus can be spread by:

unprotected sex
injecting drug use
during birth from mother to child
contact with blood or open sores of an infected person
human bites
sharing a household with an infected person
sharing items such as razors, toothbrushes, or washcloths
pre-chewing food for babies or sharing chewing gum
using unsterilized needles in ear or body piercing, tattooing, or
acupuncture - so check needles are always taken out of sterile packages in front of you
using the same immunisation needle on more than one person - insist on a clean needle every time

Hepatitis B virus IS NOT spread by:

casual contact like holding hands
eating food prepared by a carrier
kissing on the cheek or dry lip kissing
sharing silverware, plates, or cups
visiting an infected person's home
playing with a child who is a carrier
sneezing or coughing

You can find out alot by going on the internet and posing your question in the search engine. I have only listed the means to get Hep B not the symptoms. I hope this helps a little.

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   Posted 1/6/2008 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Shelly, I'd like to qualify the "injecting drug use" to mean sharing needles. It is not the drug use that causes hep B, but sharing needles with a Hep B carrier. Same goes for hep C.


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   Posted 1/6/2008 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   

You are right and I guess I thought that everyone would know that. I will try to be more specific in the future.


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   Posted 1/7/2008 4:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for responding!
I appreciate it.

mom's "will" to live
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   Posted 1/8/2008 6:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Bible,
My son was diagnoised with chronic Hep B. He had it for 12yrs. before we found out, Drs. say it is biochemical , meaning that he got it from chemo radiation or blood transfusions as he had AML leukemia as a baby 16 mths old. As of Aug. 31, 07 he now has cirrhosis of the liver! He's 21 and a fighter for life! You coming to this forum will help, Do your research and listen to what all has to say here as you get informative advice and prayers are answered daily! Take care of yourself and those around you! Good luck! Your in our thoughts and prayers!
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