Welcome, Guest: Register On Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,968,910 members, 7,206,597 topics. Date: Thursday, 08 December 2022 at 03:21 PM

Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective - Health (2) - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Health / Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective (24062 Views)

Please Help! I Forget Things Easily, Do I Have A Medical Condition? / COVID-19: A Medical Team From China Coming To Nigeria Soon - Osagie Ehanire / Hepatitis B More Infectious Than HIV - Dr Bello Kumo (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (Reply) (Go Down)

Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by kkoffo(m): 11:21am On Jun 27, 2018
Am following
Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by manshoro: 11:24am On Jun 27, 2018
Please tell us the possible treatment for hepatitis B?
Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by Dannykool(m): 11:27am On Jun 27, 2018
What about ppl who were infected by dis virus but got it treated. Is there still need for such to still go for the vaccine.
Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by Uglymugg: 11:30am On Jun 27, 2018
Sorry to ask this but; if Hepatitis B can be transmitted so easily then why aren't a lot of people dying from this disease? It was only until 2017 that Hep B started getting this much awareness, right around the time a vaccine was found, could it be the company is trying to make money through scare-mongering? I mean, you can get it from kissing someone or having sex with them, that mean a very large number of peeps are living with Hep B yet we don't see death caused by Hep B or is it just the lack of Autopsy in Nigeria?

1 Like 1 Share

Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by Uglymugg: 11:32am On Jun 27, 2018
Dannykool:
What about ppl who were infected by dis virus but got it treated. Is there still need for such to still go for the vaccine.
you can't cure Hep B, it's a virus. You get it for life. You can only delay how much it destroys your liver by avoiding alcohol or anything that puts great strain on your liver. You can also treat it with Antiviral drugs, but it's just like HIV, it will only suppress but not cure.

3 Likes

Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by ekems2017(f): 11:34am On Jun 27, 2018
Plef2:
Get this quality Spy Recording Pen/Biro, This Recording Pen can video,audio and it can snap pictures secretly without no one knowing. The Recording Pen is mostly use for crime investigation, business negotiations, secret recording, evidence for court and you can use the Pen to secretly monitor people. Price is #15.000. To buy pls call the phone number below on the image. Pay on delivery is available to all States in Nigeria.

I remember Mr integrity and Otedola. This biro silenced him till today.
Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by aribisala0(m): 11:40am On Jun 27, 2018
Oseniade:
Good day fellow Naira landers and how is your day going? I am a Medical Laboratory Scientist by training. For the next few days I will delve into Hepatitis B prevention, treatment etc from a Medical Laboratory Scientist view. I will try as much as possible to use layman terms for `a larger audience appreciation` and I will be brief as much as possible. It will be sectioned into days for easier follow up. Thanks.

Day 1
Today I will talk about a little history, testing, contraction and vaccine.

History : Hepatitis B is caused by a virus, hence it is a viral infection. It affects majorly the liver and can cause the infected person to develop liver cirrhosis (cancer of the liver). The liver is a highly functioning organ that to a large extent tolerate a lot of abuse. The liver can get damaged to as much as 70% before the sufferer noticed that there is something wrong with his or her system. Hence the need to get tested as soon as possible

Testing: Whenever you visit a good medical Laboratory and you request for Hepatitis B testing, what they do is to test for the Surface Antigen which is abbreviated as HBsAg(Hepatitis B surface Antigen). If you are positive for Hepatitis B you are said to be HBsAg positive and if otherwise, you are said to be HBsAg Negative.

Contraction: You contract Hepatitis B ( shortened as Hep B) majorly from sex and exchange of infected body fluids (blood, breastmilk, semen etc) and also mother to child transmission (during the course of delivery there is usually exchange of bodily fluids in which infected mother can transmit the virus to her baby)

Prevention: The number 1 prevention is abstinence from sex. You can also take Hepatitis B vaccine which prevents you from ever contracting it. The vaccine are given in 3 dosages(3 shots) intramuscular on your arm at an intervals of like 8 weeks to about 6 months depending on what is in place at where it is being administered. After your last shot, you are given another shot in 10 years time and this is what is referred to as booster dose. You should note that if for any reason you are positive, Hep B vaccines will not work for you; hence you have to go for treatment.
The vaccine works by stimulating your body system to produce what is called `Hepatitis B surface Antibodies╩╝ which act as the primary body defender if for any reason you come in contact with the virus.
Thanks.

Good job but I disagree with the sex abstinence thing thugh.
Hepatitis B is qute common in Nigeria and trnsmited from mother to child at birth or within household through exchange of body fluids or secretions
Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by aribisala0(m): 11:44am On Jun 27, 2018
Uglymugg:
Sorry to ask this but; if Hepatitis B can be transmitted so easily then why aren't a lot of people dying from this disease? It was only until 2017 that Hep B started getting this much awareness, right around the time a vaccine was found, could it be the company is trying to make money through scare-mongering? I mean, you can get it from kissing someone or having sex with them, that mean a very large number of peeps are living with Hep B yet we don't see death caused by Hep B or is it just the lack of Autopsy in Nigeria?
What is a lot?
Who says we don't see death by hepatitis You sound like a person with half knowledge.Do you have any data on the mortality rates ?


Hepatitis is a chronic condition

Your idea that it was only in 2017 that it became an issue frankly is daft.

In many countries you cannot work as a doctor or health professional without vaccination .This has been the case for over 20 years
Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by LadyJasper: 11:57am On Jun 27, 2018
eezeribe:
JOHESU giving us lecture on Hepatitis B...
very soon a court clerk will give us lecture on how to judge a case...
No matter how long a LIZARD stays at the bank of a river, it can never become a CROCODILE. ..
What is your point? I can't find where the OP claimed to be a medical practitioner, he clearly stated that he was speaking as a medical laboratory scientist and you can't say they don't come in contact with this issue being that such tests are conducted in a medical lab. Please stop fanning this ember of fire, it doesn't pay to be a warmonger.

16 Likes

Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by Freddonance(m): 12:02pm On Jun 27, 2018
I viewed this thread to see the medical laboratory perspective of hepatitis B virus & infection to get updated, maybe something new that I'm not aware of but didn't pick any other than what is known.
That said,
I want to say that hepatitis b(HBV) infection is a chronic infection & in most cases, it is self limiting & or asymptomatic.
only about 1-5% of patient develop fulminant hepatitis.
About 0.5% will develop cancer of the liver..

Facts should be stated clearly esp when educating people .

8 Likes

Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by Freddonance(m): 12:04pm On Jun 27, 2018
LadyJasper:

What is your point? I can't find where the OP claimed to be a medical practitioner, he clearly stated that he was speaking as a medical laboratory scientist and you can't say they don't come in contact with this issue being that such tests are conducted in a medical lab. Please stop fanning this ember of fire, it doesn't pay to be a warmonger.

It would have make sense if he had concentrated on the diagnostic(laboratory) aspect of the infection.
Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by Freddonance(m): 12:07pm On Jun 27, 2018
aribisala0:

What is a lot?
Who says we don't see death by hepatitis You sound like a person with half knowledge.Do you have any data on the mortality rates ?


Hepatitis is a chronic condition

Your idea that it was only in 2017 that it became an issue frankly is daft.

In many countries you cannot work as a doctor or health professional without vaccination .This has been the case for over 20 years

You are too quick to insult people. The guy is asking question that requires ur immediate response not insult(s)

2 Likes

Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by LadyJasper: 12:08pm On Jun 27, 2018
Freddonance:


It would have make sense if he had concentrated on the diagnostic(laboratory) aspect of the infection.
Agreed! But if there were any errors in what was put up, he could have simply pointed them out and corrected them. There was simply no need for the sarcastic comment. We need to be more courteous to each other irrespective of our "levels" in life.

3 Likes

Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by papi22(m): 12:08pm On Jun 27, 2018
K
Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by Neddyogu(m): 12:18pm On Jun 27, 2018
nan1:
I want to know if an infected person can be cured?

No cure. Just treatment
Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by SoloceeD2(m): 12:19pm On Jun 27, 2018
Freddonance:


It would have make sense if he had concentrated on the diagnostic(laboratory) aspect of the infection.

You're as disgusting as your ego and it's very stupid of you to think he cannot talk about hepatitis B because he's not a medical doctor. Virology is not owned by the Nigerian doctor.

8 Likes

Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by phase1: 12:25pm On Jun 27, 2018
Wonderboy91:
That vaccination will just give you rest of mind. Go for it

The vaccination is great but we remember it does not confer immunity forever. I took my own shots as an Intern Scientist, when I wanted to travel for a vacation I had to take another shots for vaccination.

Viral infections are usually difficult to treat because of the innate ability to take over the biochemical mechanisms of the host cells and replicate millions of progenies. Especially the un-enveloped viruses.

3 Likes

Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by Freddonance(m): 12:26pm On Jun 27, 2018
SoloceeD2:


You're as disgusting as your ego and it's very stupid of you to think he cannot talk about hepatitis B because he's not a medical doctor. Virology is not owned by the Nigerian doctor.

Delving into what you have little knowledge about can be misleading. I never criticized him but stated that he should have concentrated on the laboratory diagnostic aspects of the topic. There are different diagnostic arsenals that can be used & besides some are flawed with false positive results. will it not make sense if he tells us y people who are positive will test negative? will that not interest u? will it not create awareness?? wetin be ur own self??
I do not insult people otherwise.....
Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by phase1: 12:33pm On Jun 27, 2018
eezeribe:
JOHESU giving us lecture on Hepatitis B...
very soon a court clerk will give us lecture on how to judge a case...
No matter how long a LIZARD stays at the bank of a river, it can never become a CROCODILE. ..

I knew some of you sufferhead physicians with inferiority complex will bring your politics here into this intellectual discourse.
When we start with you and start exposing your butchery, you'll claim you are hated by Nigerians.
Do you want health politics or do you want us to stick to this intellectual discourse?

10 Likes

Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by Kentwins(f): 12:36pm On Jun 27, 2018
Tnks for the info.
U can also be infected when u take too much alcohol.
Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by abibun: 12:39pm On Jun 27, 2018
emahomidhe:
how much is the vaccine ? And where can it be gotten?
free of charge here in the north(public health clinic)
Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by abibun: 12:40pm On Jun 27, 2018
Kentwins:
Tnks for the info.
U can also be infected when u take too much alcohol.
taking of drugs with alcohol combine
Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by phase1: 12:41pm On Jun 27, 2018
Freddonance:


Delving into what you have little knowledge about can be misleading. I never criticized him but stated that he should have concentrated on the laboratory diagnostic aspects of the topic. There are different diagnostic arsenals that can be used & besides some are fault with false positive results. will it not make sense if he tells us y people who are positive will test negative? will that not interest u? will it not create awareness?? wetin be ur own self??
I do not insult people otherwise.....

You are being insecure but ashamed to admit it. A medical Scientist is primarily a diagnostician and have every right to discuss diseases. In school, you cannot be able to understand the principle of diagnosis of diseases in the laboratory if you have no grasp of the disease pathogenesis in the first place.

Can you go to Prof. Tatfeng a medical scientist (who lectures even your senior colleagues) and tell him to stop discussing diseases?
No medical Scientist comes out of the university without studying medical microbiology (which this topic falls under) and other fields of pathology and therapeutics. Be guided.

11 Likes

Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by pembisco(m): 12:48pm On Jun 27, 2018
phase1:


I knew some of you sufferhead physicians with inferiority complex will bring your politics here into this intellectual discourse.
When we start with you and start exposing your butchery, you'll claim you are hated by Nigerians.
Do you want health politics or do you want us to stick to this intellectual discourse?
Don't mind that Phul. As if the op mentioned the clinical/physical examination or even prescribed medication in the write up. Medical virology that is even a specialty in medical lab. How can lab scientists who carried out the Hep B profile, handle PCR equipment, talking about tests like DBS, Viral load, CD4 can't talk about virology? Abeg.

8 Likes

Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by Freddonance(m): 12:50pm On Jun 27, 2018
phase1:


You are being insecure but ashamed to admit it. A medical Scientist is primary a diagnostician and have every right to discuss diseases. In school, you cannot be able to understand the principle of diagnosis of diseases if you have no grasp of the disease pathogenesis in the first place. Can you go to Prof. Tatfeng a medical scientist (who lectures even your senior colleagues) and tell him to discussing diseases.
No medical Scientist comes of the university without studying medical microbiology (which this topic falls under) and other fields of pathology and therapeutics. Be guided.

Finally, I noticed you are bias & intractable in any matter that has to do with issue like this. Never quote me again as it is obvious ur duty here is to incite ur colleagues against the other.
Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by kidman96(m): 12:54pm On Jun 27, 2018
Oseniade:
Good day fellow Naira landers and how is your day going? I am a Medical Laboratory Scientist by training. For the next few days I will delve into Hepatitis B prevention, treatment etc from a Medical Laboratory Scientist view. I will try as much as possible to use layman terms for `a larger audience appreciation` and I will be brief as much as possible. It will be sectioned into days for easier follow up. Thanks.

Day 1
Today I will talk about a little history, testing, contraction and vaccine.

History : Hepatitis B is caused by a virus, hence it is a viral infection. It affects majorly the liver and can cause the infected person to develop liver cirrhosis (cancer of the liver). The liver is a highly functioning organ that to a large extent tolerate a lot of abuse. The liver can get damaged to as much as 70% before the sufferer noticed that there is something wrong with his or her system. Hence the need to get tested as soon as possible

Testing: Whenever you visit a good medical Laboratory and you request for Hepatitis B testing, what they do is to test for the Surface Antigen which is abbreviated as HBsAg(Hepatitis B surface Antigen). If you are positive for Hepatitis B you are said to be HBsAg positive and if otherwise, you are said to be HBsAg Negative.

Contraction: You contract Hepatitis B ( shortened as Hep B) majorly from sex and exchange of infected body fluids (blood, breastmilk, semen etc) and also mother to child transmission (during the course of delivery there is usually exchange of bodily fluids in which infected mother can transmit the virus to her baby)

Prevention: The number 1 prevention is abstinence from sex. You can also take Hepatitis B vaccine which prevents you from ever contracting it. The vaccine are given in 3 dosages(3 shots) intramuscular on your arm at an intervals of like 8 weeks to about 6 months depending on what is in place at where it is being administered. After your last shot, you are given another shot in 10 years time and this is what is referred to as booster dose. You should note that if for any reason you are positive, Hep B vaccines will not work for you; hence you have to go for treatment.
The vaccine works by stimulating your body system to produce what is called `Hepatitis B surface Antibodies╩╝ which act as the primary body defender if for any reason you come in contact with the virus.
Thanks.


Bro please help Me interprete this result on this link.

https://www.nairaland.com/4584773/doctors-here-please-me-interprete
Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by aribisala0(m): 12:55pm On Jun 27, 2018
Freddonance:


You are too quick to insult people. The guy is asking question that requires ur immediate response not insult(s)

Insult? What insult?
Are you gay?

You do not have sense that iis a fact not an insult. You are without sense i.e senseless

1 Like

Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by Nackzy: 12:56pm On Jun 27, 2018
Oseniade:
Good day fellow Naira landers and how is your day going? I am a Medical Laboratory Scientist by training. For the next few days I will delve into Hepatitis B prevention, treatment etc from a Medical Laboratory Scientist view. I will try as much as possible to use layman terms for `a larger audience appreciation` and I will be brief as much as possible. It will be sectioned into days for easier follow up. Thanks.

Day 1
Today I will talk about a little history, testing, contraction and vaccine.

History : Hepatitis B is caused by a virus, hence it is a viral infection. It affects majorly the liver and can cause the infected person to develop liver cirrhosis (cancer of the liver). The liver is a highly functioning organ that to a large extent tolerate a lot of abuse. The liver can get damaged to as much as 70% before the sufferer noticed that there is something wrong with his or her system. Hence the need to get tested as soon as possible

Testing: Whenever you visit a good medical Laboratory and you request for Hepatitis B testing, what they do is to test for the Surface Antigen which is abbreviated as HBsAg(Hepatitis B surface Antigen). If you are positive for Hepatitis B you are said to be HBsAg positive and if otherwise, you are said to be HBsAg Negative.

Contraction: You contract Hepatitis B ( shortened as Hep B) majorly from sex and exchange of infected body fluids (blood, breastmilk, semen etc) and also mother to child transmission (during the course of delivery there is usually exchange of bodily fluids in which infected mother can transmit the virus to her baby)

Prevention: The number 1 prevention is abstinence from sex. You can also take Hepatitis B vaccine which prevents you from ever contracting it. The vaccine are given in 3 dosages(3 shots) intramuscular on your arm at an intervals of like 8 weeks to about 6 months depending on what is in place at where it is being administered. After your last shot, you are given another shot in 10 years time and this is what is referred to as booster dose. You should note that if for any reason you are positive, Hep B vaccines will not work for you; hence you have to go for treatment.
The vaccine works by stimulating your body system to produce what is called `Hepatitis B surface Antibodies╩╝ which act as the primary body defender if for any reason you come in contact with the virus.
Thanks.
Please I've had this b4 n was treated, what can I do to treat it completely ,can I still take the vaccine
Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by aribisala0(m): 12:58pm On Jun 27, 2018
pembisco:

Don't mind that Phul. As if the op mentioned the clinical/physical examination or even prescribed medication in the write up. Medical virology that is even a specialty in medical lab. How can lab scientists who carried out the Hep B profile, handle PCR equipment, talking about tests like DBS, Viral load, CD4 can't talk about virology? Abeg.
Anybody can talk about anything in the internet era.

Any person who studied biology and chemistry at high school can study and discuss virlogy intelligibly just b readin on the internet
Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by ensamy(m): 12:59pm On Jun 27, 2018
I have a cure for hepatitis B.
contact me for info.
Re: Hepatitis B; From A Medical Laboratory Scientist Perspective by MrBigiman: 1:00pm On Jun 27, 2018
Disjointed information, given by someone who has no business giving it. The shame we found in this country. Google will not replace Lawyers, Doctors and Engineer, and should only be sort to increase patients awareness.

Health workers working with body fluids are more prone to Heb B. All health workers are advised to immunize against hepatitis. This is my little contribution.

That said, the Lab scientist in Nigeria will soon meet their waterlow. The threw microbiologist and every other course allied to diagnosis away from the lab, and come online to peddle disjointed stuffs, meddling into areas they have vague knowledge about, consolidating their ignorance by Google.

A hematologist should write a better piece, not this gibberish written to sway unsuspecting individuals.

Pls health workers immunize yourself, that my only advice again.

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (Reply)

Who Can Help With The Most Effective Medicine For Intestinal Worms? / Can I Still Grow Taller At 21? / 13 Out Of 1,000 Nigerians Are HIV Positive - NACA

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2022 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 222
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.