Mode Of Transmission And Treatment Of Hepatitis B?
I want to ask, I’m a 27-year-old woman, yesterday I just got a medical check-up. I stated that my HBsAg was positive, which means hepatitis, and the doctor said it was hepatitis B, my sister also has hepatitis B, is this from my mother? and whether the hereditary hepatitis B can recover? How do I treat it so that my HBsAg is negative again?
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Hepatitis B is not a genetic disease and is not inherited in families. Hepatitis B is a disease caused by hepatitis B virus infection, a virus that can be transmitted through body fluids such as through blood, semen, vaginal fluids, or other bodily fluids, which are usually transmitted through sexual contact with people who have hepatitis B, using syringes together, using tools that are potentially contaminated with blood together (such as shavers, toothbrushes, etc.), direct contact with blood or wounds with people infected with hepatitis B, transmission from mother to baby during childbirth.
People who live at home with people with hepatitis B do have a greater risk of contracting hepatitis B. In most people (95%), acute hepatitis B infection will heal by itself without the need for any therapy. In a small number of people, this infection will persist and become chronic and will continue to damage the liver to increase the risk of the person experiencing damage to the liver to develop cirrhosis and liver cancer.
You can consult the results of your examination with an internist. If indeed the results of your HBsAg examination have only been done once, you will usually be advised to do another 6 months to monitor whether your HBsAg is still positive or not. If it is negative, it means you have recovered from your hepatitis B infection. If your HBsAg remains positive, it means you have chronic hepatitis B and your doctor will plan further tests and medication if indicated.
For now, it's best to ask everyone who lives with you, especially your sexual partner, to have a hepatitis B checkup as well. All people who have not been infected with hepatitis B should receive vaccinations to reduce the risk of contracting the virus. You must be careful when having sexual relations. It's best not to have unprotected sex and always use a condom when you want to have sex. If there is a wound, immediately clean and close the wound well, if there is blood spilled, clean it immediately with chlorine / bleach. Avoid using tools that are potentially contaminated with blood together with your household.
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