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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

U.S. government statistics reveal that the flu vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine in America
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 17:36:50 +0800 | NaturalNews.com
(Natural News) Even the bestselling flu vaccine is only the fifth most popular vaccine in the United States. Prevnar, the vaccine used to prevent infection caused by pneumococcal bacteria; Gardasil, which supposedly prevents cervical cancer; PENTAct-HIB, given to tiny infants to stave off diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, and Haemophilus influenzae type b; and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

Liver Cancer Doubled in High-Income Countries Liver Cancer Doubled in High-Income Countries
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:13:42 +0800 | Medscape Medical News Headlines
Rates of liver cancer have doubled since the 1990s in high-income countries and are largely due to infection with hepatitis B and C, as well as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

Call for all children to receive hepatitis B vaccination at birth
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:01:00 +0800 | Nursing Times
All children around the world should receive the hepatitis B vaccination at birth, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a global expert on the disease. (Source: Nursing Times)

Hepatitis B and the Opioid Crisis
Thu, 07 Jun 2018 19:08:53 +0800 | PHPartners.org
June 19, 2018 3:00-4:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)

Nabi-HB (Hepatitis B Vaccine Recombinant) - updated on RxList
Thu, 07 Jun 2018 14:00:00 +0800 | RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)

HepaGam B (Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (Human)) - updated on RxList
Wed, 06 Jun 2018 14:00:00 +0800 | RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)

Improving Linkage to Care Among Non-US Born Persons With HBV Improving Linkage to Care Among Non-US Born Persons With HBV
Tue, 05 Jun 2018 12:14:57 +0800 | Medscape Today Headlines
Seventy percent of persons in the US with chronic hepatitis B virus are non-US born. How well are we doing with providing hepatitis B testing and linkage-to-care programs to this population?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Hepatitis B Update: Vaccination and Follow-up Hepatitis B Update: Vaccination and Follow-up
Mon, 04 Jun 2018 19:22:30 +0800 | Medscape Today Headlines
CDC outlines the indications for hepatitis B vaccination, including the number of doses, postvaccination serology, and when revaccination is needed.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Findings could lead to treatment of hepatitis B
Mon, 04 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases
(University of Delaware) Researchers have gained new insights into the virus that causes hepatitis B -- a life-threatening and incurable infection that afflicts more than 250 million people worldwide. The discovery reveals previously unknown details about the protein shell that encloses the virus' genetic blueprint and could lead to new drugs to treat the infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

ECDC and EMCDDA make the case for active case finding of communicable diseases in prison
Wed, 23 May 2018 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) What are the most (cost-) effective ways to prevent and control communicable diseases in prison settings? In their Guidance ECDC and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, present the evidence on active case finding as key measure to diagnose communicable diseases early. The two agencies advise to actively offer testing for hepatitis B and C and HIV to all people in prison and to conduct universal testing for tuberculosis at prison entry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)


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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