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Hepatitis B, Singapore - Shim Clinic

Hepatitis B Singapore: Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by the Hepatitis B virus.

Hepatitis B infection is caused by the Hepatitis B virus and is usually screened for by detecting HBsAg in the blood. Immunity may be discerned by detecting HBsAb, and if absent, the Hepatitis B vaccine or Twinrix® vaccine may be given.

  • The hepatitis B virus is 100 times more infectious than HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and infects about 10 times more people than HIV worldwide.
  • Hepatitis B virus infects the liver, and more than 350 million people in the world are lifelong hepatitis B virus carriers.
  • Long-term hepatitis B virus infection causes at least one million premature deaths every year from cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer. It is second only to tobacco as the leading cause of cancer in humans.
  • Among the Hepatitis B carriers, 25% will develop serious liver diseases, including chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma.
  • The hepatitis B virus can be passed from an infected mother to her baby during childbirth, 1 in 20 Singaporeans are chronically infected with hepatitis B virus.


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Latest News

Virus passed through SEX could cause cirrhosis or 'silent killer' cancer
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:15:00 +0800 | Daily Express - Health
LIVER CANCER and cirrhosis are just two of the risks with can arise from contracting hepatitis B - a virus which can be spread through unprotected sex. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

Cipla, Serum Institute launch Hepatitis B vaccine
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:11:55 +0800 | The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News
As per Cipla's co-exclusive agreement with SII, the former will market the vaccine for adults while the latter will market it for adults and children. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)

HEPAGAM B (Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (Human)) Injection, Solution [Aptevo BioTherapeutics LLC]
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0800 | DailyMed Drug Label Updates
Updated Date: Feb 15, 2017 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates)

China Punishes Hospital Staff After Patients Infected With HIV, Hepatitis B China Punishes Hospital Staff After Patients Infected With HIV, Hepatitis B
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:29:06 +0800 | Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines
Staff at two Chinese hospitals have been punished after their failure to follow proper medical procedures caused 14 patients to be infected with HIV and hepatitis B, state media reported on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)

Doylestown biopharm firm granted injunction over licensing dispute
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 00:51:26 +0800 | bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines
Arbutus Biopharma Corp., a two-year-old biopharmaceutical company attempting to develop a cure for hepatitis B infections, won the latest round in its ongoing dispute over a cross licensing deal it made with a Canadian drug company. This week the Supreme Court of British Columbia granted a request by Arbutus (NASDAQ: ABUS)— which has offices in Vancouver and Doylestown, Pennsylvania — for a pre-trial injunction preventing Acuitas from sublicensing Arbutus’ lipid nanoparticle [LNP] technology… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)

China punishes hospital staff after patients infected with HIV, hepatitis B
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:10:59 +0800 | Reuters: Health
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Staff at two Chinese hospitals have been punished after their failure to follow proper medical procedures caused 14 patients to be infected with HIV and hepatitis B, state media reported on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)

Poor Adherence to Antiviral Treatment for Hepatitis B Poor Adherence to Antiviral Treatment for Hepatitis B
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:25:08 +0800 | Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines
Antiviral therapy for hepatitis B is effective and improves outcomes, but is often long-term, and adherence can be poor. What factors might influence non-adherence to therapy?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)

Eliminating Mother-to-Child Transmission of HBV in the U.S.: A Call to Action
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:31:13 +0800 | PHPartners.org
Post outlines what is currently being done in regards to Hepatitis B transmission from mother to child and what more the U.S. can do to eliminate transmission. (Source: PHPartners.org)

Why Skipping Vaccines Is A Public, Not Personal, Health Choice
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:22:56 +0800 | Science - The Huffington Post
(Reuters Health) - Too many U.S. adults are not getting vaccinated, putting themselves and others at risk, immunization experts say. According to the latest available data, about 44 percent of adults over age 19 had a flu shot; 20 percent had a TDAP vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis; and 20 percent of 19-to-64-year-olds at risk of pneumonia had that vaccine (compared to 60 percent of those over 65). Just 27 percent of those over age 60 were vaccinated against herpes zoster, which cuts the risk of shingles in half, according to new guidelines from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) published in Annals of Internal Medicine. “Vaccinations not only protect you. They also protect those around you,” ACIP liaison Dr. Sandra Fry...

New Child Vaccine Schedule Alters Tdap Timing, Cuts HPV Doses New Child Vaccine Schedule Alters Tdap Timing, Cuts HPV Doses
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 05:02:06 +0800 | Medscape Allergy Headlines
The updated recommendations clarify timing for Tdap vaccination of pregnant teens, warn against LAIV use, and narrow the window for hepatitis B vaccines to within 24 hours of birth.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)


Related Concepts

Vaccine

Sexual risk (of HIV/STD/pregnancy), and what you can do before and after exposure.

Timeline HIV STD Pregnancy
Before exposure
Abstain from sex, Be faithful, or Condom use
Circumcision (males only)
Contraception
(females only)
HIV PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection before exposure
STD vaccine:
Hepatitis vaccine
HPV vaccine
STD / HIV exposure
Unsafe sex / unprotected sex:
No condom / Condom broke / Condom slip
0-72 hours HIV PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection after exposure
STD testing *
Screening test
– to look for asymptomatic infections
– from previous exposures
Emergency contraception
with the
morning-after pill
(females only)
2 weeks HIV DNA Test
1 month HIV 4th Generation Test
SD Bioline HIV Ag/Ab Combo
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
3 months HIV 3rd Generation Test
OraQuick® HIV-1/2 Antibody
– Oral fluid or
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
STD testing *
– Full & comprehensive
diagnostic test
– to look for current infections
Watch for HIV Symptoms STD Symptoms
If infected HIV Treatment STD Treatment Abortion

* Males: Do not urinate for at least 4 hours before arriving.
* Females: testing is more accurate when you are not menstruating.


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