Tag Archives: HBV

Pay more attention to the ABC disease

Once while on assignment in one of the northern districts, I felt an insurmountable urge to use a restroom. The locals were kind enough to point me in the direction of a hut. I rolled up my trousers’ hems and … Continue reading

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Hepatitis-C virus, not HIV, bigger epidemic in northeast

GUWAHATI: With little awareness about increasing Hepatitis-C cases in the northeast, activists and medical practitioners warned that unless effective programmes were implemented, there would be a further escalation in the number of people falling prey to the dreaded virus. Often … Continue reading

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Types & the Risk Factors of Hepatitis

“Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver, which can be caused by toxins, certain drugs, heavy alcohol use and bacterial or viral infections,” explains Dr Bobby John. He is Executive Director at Global Health Advocates (GHA) who takes us through … Continue reading

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Treating hepatitis co-infection in HIV affected is important: Expert

Co-infections of hepatitis viruses in HIV affected individuals is a major cause for concern and our medical experts should take cognizance of it, Prof. SP Thyagarajan, former vice-chancellor of Madras University and current Professor of Eminence & Dean (Research) at … Continue reading

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Hepatitis and HIV Coinfection

You can get some forms of viral hepatitis the same way you get HIV—through unprotected sexual contact and injection drug use. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are common forms of hepatitis among people who are at risk for, or living … Continue reading

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Hepatitis and Breastfeeding

Mothers have a lot of questions about their babies when they are expecting. Mothers suffering Hepatitis are especially concerned about their little ones’ health so we answer a few questions that might help you prepare better.  Is it safe for … Continue reading

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Hepatitis and Dental Care

Hepatitis is a disease of concern and the management of a patient infected with it can be difficult and challenging. HBV and HCV can be transmitted by skin prick with infected, contaminated needles and syringes or through accidental inoculation of … Continue reading

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