Hepatitis B Virus

Hepatitis B virus is transmitted through infected body fluids like blood, vaginal secretions, and semen, and causes hepatitis B. The symptoms include tiredness, yellowish discoloration of skin and sclera, abdominal pain, dark urine, fever, and joint pain.

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Will hepatitis B affect testosterone level or libido?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 41 years old, and I am working on different shifts for 15 years. Also, I had hepatitis B noncontagious and having medicine Tenvir. I had no libido for a month or two month and reaching to three months. And when I have a libido, I do not get an erection fast, but when I get it, it...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Abdul Kader

Endocrinologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In chronic liver disease, testosterone level may fall, the ratio with estrogen may alter, and in advanced disease, there may be testicular atrophy, gynecomastia. Recent studies show testosterone level can predict the outcome of end-stage liver disease. The functional...  Read Full »

HBV core Ab total is reactive. Do I have hepatitis B?

Query: Hello doctor, Hepatitis B surface antigen HBsAg HBV is negative. Hepatitis B HBV core Ab total*Q is reactive. Kindly help me. Do I have hepatitis B or am I immune? Do I need any other tests done? I also did liver profile test. ALT 21 U/L, AST 19 U/L, alkaline phosphate 147 U/L written high. I also ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The patient develops an antibody against core antigen during the fight against hepatitis. However, core antibody development is suggestive of infection by hepatitis B antigen. It is not a marker of immunity. If you want to rule out whether you are immune or not inv...  Read Full »

I am HBV positive. What are the chances that I will completely get rid of it within six months?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 28 years old. I had my blood test done last month. HBV was negative. When tested again 53 days later, it came out to be positive. Do I have acute or chronic? Are all HBV acute for the first six months? What are the chances that I will completely get rid of it within six months?  Read Full »


Dr. Srinivas Morampudi

Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your HBsAg was positive on the second occasion, but negative 53 days before that, you have acute Hepatitis B infection. Most of the time, HBsAg is discovered incidentally. It is not common for Hepatitis B to be diagnosed in the acute phase. More than 90 % of patie...  Read Full »

Does a contaminated wax used in parlor spreads HIV?

Query: Hello doctor,I went to a parlor for upper lip and chin waxing. I am scared if the wax was contaminated by a person before me and if he or she bled and had an infection like HIV. The person double dipped, and I do not know that on how many people the wax was used? And what issues they might have had?  Read Full »


Dr. Kiran Anaparthi

Family Physician, HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are right. You have every reason to think and fear about the procedure. But the fact is, HIV cannot survive in the outside environment and cannot transmitted in this way. But what you have to fear for is HBV (hepatitis B virus) because HBV can live and infect for...  Read Full »

Medicine and diet plan for high bilirubin levels

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 34-year-old male. I am suffering from jaundice. Last week my eyes have turned slightly yellowish and after that, I had my blood test and hepatitis test. Tests show positive, bilirubin levels are 10 mg/dl. Can you suggest me medicine and diet plan?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You have possibly hepatitis which needs to be checked for the type of hepatitis. So viral serology needs to be done. Regarding diet, you have to take vegetables, fresh fruits, and avoid oily and fatty stuff. Most of the hepatitis is self-rem...  Read Full »

How does the hepatitis B virus spread?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to know about Hepatitis B virus. I have been affected by this disease. Is it a contagious disease? Can others use the things which I use? Can others drink water with my used glass? How does this virus spread? In people who have already taken hepatitis B virus vaccine, is there...  Read Full »


Dr. Aamir Mohd

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hepatitis B virus is transmitted through sexual contact with an infected person and through blood, mucous membranes, and wounds. Yes, other persons can use your things and drink water from your glass if they do not have any injury. You should not have sexual contact wit...  Read Full »

HBV DNA level got lowered in seven months. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband had his blood test taken six months back and his HPV DNA level was 777 IU/ml. We went back for another blood test seven months later and it went down to 267 IU/ml. Is this good or bad? He has no scarring or damage to his liver and is not on any medications. He only found ou...  Read Full »


Dr. Sultan Zeb Khan

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you mean HBV DNA rather than HPV. I would want to know about the ALT level of the patient as well as HBeAg and anti-HBe. After that, the exact phase of hepatitis B could be identified.  Read Full »

How to protect myself from STD?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am a 33 year old unmarried, healthy male. I have a steady girlfriend with whom I have sex regularly, as well as casual one night stands with other girls. I always practise safe sex, i.e, a) always use a condom b) never have uncovered oral sex (c) never have anal sex (d) always keep ...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Arora

Cardiologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate that you are very much conscious and alert while having sex and take all preventive measures. 1. Kissing can spread some diseases only if the other partner is infected .These diseases spread through saliva . There are so many diseases which spread through ...  Read Full »

Is there a chance to get HIV or molluscum from a single unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a few¬†small bumps or pimples on my penis shaft for the past two weeks. A few bumps are clustered together and two to three around it. They are shiny, round, painless and have a white spot in the center of them. They are not itchy and are skin colored when erected and white when th...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is molluscum contagiosum, which is a viral disease and spread by contact (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Contact can be sexual or nonsexual. But, in your case it is sexual as the molluscum is present in the genital area. It is STD (sexual...  Read Full »

Are the HIV tests done by me right?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old male. My weight is 95 kg and height is 174 cm. I had protected vaginal and oral sex with CSW. Then, I did the following HIV Screening tests and all of that came back negative. ELISA on 26th day - non reactive, ELISA on 40th day - non reactive, HIV 1 and 2 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and viewed all the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and do understand your concern. As you indulged in protective sex, your risk of acquiring any STD (sexually transmitted disease) or HIV (human immunodeficiency ...  Read Full »

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