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Hepatitis B Incubation Period - Hepatitis C and Telaprevir
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- Hepatitis B Incubation Period
This eMedTV Web page defines the hepatitis B incubation period (or the time between hepatitis B transmission and the start of symptoms). This page discusses how this incubation period can vary and how long a person with hepatitis B may be contagious.
- Hepatitis B Prevention
The best way to prevent hepatitis B is to get the hepatitis B vaccine and avoid high-risk behaviors. This eMedTV page offers some tips for effective hepatitis B prevention, such as never having unprotected sex if you have multiple sex partners.
- Hepatitis B Statistics
Hepatitis B statistics show that 1.25 million Americans are chronically infected with hepatitis B. This eMedTV article lists other hepatitis B statistics that can provide a better understanding of this disease.
- Hepatitis B Symptoms
Joint pain, fatigue, and a sore throat are a few hepatitis B symptoms that can occur early in the disease. This eMedTV Web page also explores symptoms of chronic hepatitis B (such as itchy skin and personality changes).
- Hepatitis B Testing
This eMedTV article describes some specific tests that a doctor may use to diagnose hepatitis B and what positive results mean for some of these tests. This article also discusses the different hepatitis B antibodies.
- Hepatitis B Transmission
As this eMedTV page explains, hepatitis B can be transmitted in a number of ways, such as by sharing needles. This article covers the specific methods of spreading this virus and identifies several factors that put you at risk.
- Hepatitis B Treatment
In general, treatment for hepatitis B is necessary only for the chronic form of the disease. This eMedTV page provides information about various medicines used to treat this condition, as well as things to do to stay healthy during and after treatment.
- Hepatitis B Vaccine
Getting the hepatitis B vaccine is the best way to prevent the disease. This eMedTV Web page explains who should and shouldn't get the vaccine, as well as the typical vaccination schedule for adults and children.
- Hepatitis B Virus
As the name implies, the hepatitis B virus is the organism responsible for hepatitis B. This page on the eMedTV Web site provides additional information about this virus, including how it is spread and its possible symptoms and complications.
- Hepatitis C and Telaprevir
As this eMedTV resource explains, a doctor may prescribe telaprevir for treating chronic hepatitis C infections. This page takes a closer look at specific uses of this medicine and explains how it works to prevent the hepatitis C virus from multiplying.