Question: Where can I get help for hepatitis B?

Where can you get treatment for hepatitis B?

Treatment. There is no specific treatment for hepatitis A. Recovery from symptoms following infection may be slow and can take several weeks or months. It is important to avoid unnecessary medications.

Can I get disability for hepatitis B?

If you have a chronic infection of hepatitis B and it limits your functioning, then you might be eligible for either Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits under the Social Security Act. (SSD is also called Social Security disability insurance, or SSDI.)

How much does hepatitis B treatment cost?

Global hepatitis B epidemic treatable at cost of just $36 per patient per year | aidsmap.

Is hepatitis B curable?

Most adults with hepatitis B recover fully, even if their signs and symptoms are severe. Infants and children are more likely to develop a chronic (long-lasting) hepatitis B infection. A vaccine can prevent hepatitis B, but theres no cure if you have the condition.

Can you work as a doctor if you have hepatitis B?

No, because the majority of people with hepatitis B are healthy, productive and able to perform their jobs. Unless you have severe liver disease, hepatitis B does not impair your ability to be a teacher, nurse, doctor or home health aide.

Do I have to tell my employer if I have hepatitis B?

Acute hepatitis B is a notifiable disease in the UK. If a case is diagnosed, you need to notify your local health protection team (HPT). The team will provide information to prevent onward transmission and to immunise any contacts who are at risk of infection.

Can I give hepatitis B to my partner?

Hepatitis B (HBV) is 50 to 100 times easier to transmit sexually than HIV ( the virus that causes AIDS). HBV has been found in vaginal secretions, saliva, and semen. Oral sex and especially anal sex, whether it occurs in a heterosexual or homosexual context, are possible ways of transmitting the virus.

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