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Infectious Diseases

Spread of hvb

05/24/2004

Question:

how is heapitis b spread,other than sexual contact? Can u get it from kissing? I was told by a doctor no. How long does it take for u to feel well? When will the yellow of the skin go away? Can a person get well and have a normal life style. How long is the virus active, and how do u know if it is acute or cronic? And how do u know if u are carrier or not. Please respond sap.

Answer:

The following link is to an excellent overview on hepatitis B in the ADAM encyclopedia. If after reading it you have further questions please write back.

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Response by:

Pamposh   Kaul, MD Pamposh Kaul, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati