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Hep B and Covid-19

So I have been hearing that people with Suppressed immune system should take extra precausion with Covid-19.

My question,  what would indicate that someone with hep b has suppressed immune system?  

When I asked the doctor the answer I received was that anyone with a chronic virus that has not been successfully treated to have low or undetectable viral load would have suppressed immune system. Is this correct?
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Advice from NHS UK:

We are advising those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures.

This group includes those who are:

-aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions)

-under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (ie anyone instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds):

chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis

chronic heart disease, such as heart failure

chronic kidney disease

chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis

chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy


problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed

a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy

being seriously overweight (a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above)

those who are pregnant

It seems hepatitis is one of condition where you can get severe illness, but this doesn't mean you will get severe illness, I suppose. There are no other informations about it, just this.

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Yeah i read this, this morning.  It's worrying.  
I was hearing that as long as you are low viral load, or undetectable, and your liver is in decent shape (meaning no high liver function or no damage to your liver) then you will likely not get this or if you do, it will be very mild and you will clear it but it may take a few weeks longer than normal. Just be careful.
V similar things my doc told me yesterday.  We are at greater risk if liver is damaged.
But are we convinced???? I am worried. Is anyone isolating completely or you try to live reasonably normal?
My husbands has liver fibrosis.... apart from that he actually never seems to get the common cold or flu . He never has his yearly flu jab either.... yeah i will just have to be very careful.  
Since I've been on meds, I never have a cold or flu either. Suddenly, in January, I've gotten many odd like symptoms and a bit of a cold this week. Very odd to say the least! I've been trying to live reasonably myself, but I may self isolate the next week or two now if I can. My friend suggested for us here in the states, next week will be a crucial week, and thinks most people need to stay indoors if they can. Whatever I am fighting off, has gotten better, but I need to keep fighting it longer than most people.
Lucky man please stay stong and ISOLATE as much as u can
hbv and liver disease is for those with active infections and damaged livers.those with perfectly healthy livers and hbvdna undetectable by many many years of antivirals are not at increased risk.most patients have almost no virus left after 10 years of potent antivirals, i mean very low hbsag less than 500-1000iu/ml which usually reflects very low ccdna left nad very few infected cells.those on antivirals for few years or those with damaged livers (abnormal fibroscan) can be at increased risk
I am on tablets for the last 4 years. Thats not enough I guess?
I had flu jab in the last years, didn't had cold for last 2 3 years apart from this winter, which is strange, because normally I got 1 cold in the past, this year I got 2 or 3,which last one was for 2 weeks+.

Let's hope for the best, stay away from people(2m at least says UK gov..).
i have 8000 iu hbvdna but did not get antivirals because of no liver damage. What should i do? call my doctor to begin antivirals? because antivirals here in belgium are not being paid by insurance.
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I am a student nurse currently out on placement in the hospital... we have two confirmed cases of covid-19 and are preparing for many more.  My husband has hbv and is on antivirals.... if i catch covid-19 and pass it onto him will he be in the high risk category because of his hbv ... i am scared ....
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FYI, we have recently opened a forum for Q&A about COVID19: https://www.medhelp.org/forums/Coronavirus/show/2203
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Someone in my town tested positive for COVID-19 and it was announced today. It's a busy town with lots of people always shopping around. That's my first concern, if they exposed anyone else to this if they were out. I do have to wonder where they got tested too. Because if it was at my doctor's site, who tests for many infectious diseases, then I could have been exposed myself this past week and a half.
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this virus spreads like no other virus and they made a study on northern italy region "pianura padana" which is the most polluted area in europe and found that the higher the particulate in an area the higher the infections.the virus attaches to these particles and stays in the air hours to days, that s why it spreads like fire.there is also a study about heat and humidity slowing how it spreads.lockdown will lower particulate in the air and this should help lower infectivity
as usual vit d3 10.000iu daily and high dose liposomal vit c will help keep immune system in shape and hopefully avoid to get to severe stages
If we get Covid will we  be affected worse than "normal" person?
Would love to read these studies, can you post Source?
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having low vit d, which happens on hbv carriers too, is something more dangerous but all population has vit d deficiency and not taking vit C and glutathione is also something increasing chances of a bad immune response to covid19
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So are we at great risk?? If we take antiviral??
Thank you
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no it depends.when young without any immune response to hbv, so hbvdna in the billions, hbv instructs our immune system to be stronger on other viruses while promoting tollerance for him.so i dont think being hbv carriers has anything to do with immune system or at least there are no studies on hbv carriers adults
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