Hep B carrier-pls help!!!

  1. Hi. I'm a Nurse in the Phils. I knew i had Hep B almost 5 years ago during our screening in college. Even if i was positive, my mentors did'nt inhibit me from proceeding my degree. I consulted my doctor about it and gave me medication for a monh but that was just vitamins for my liver. He told me there's no cure and it will just go away if your body formed antibodies against it. Unfortunately, mine did'nt. I'm a healthy carrier, chronic type of hep B.
    It did'nt inhibit me from achieving a lot in my academics, i even graduated cum laude. I took both the IELTS and NCLEX already. Im in search for an employer right now. Recently, i went in to test if i still have it. Unluckily, i still do and my body has not formed anibody against it. I'm in search for a cure but to no avail. I'm planning to see my doctor again. What will i do? I'm afraid the Embassy will deny me of an Immigrant Visa if they found out im positive for HBsAg. I feel very healthy though. I've read the thread about thesame case as i have. But it still bothers me. I don't know of anyone who has thesame case and was granted a visa. Should i tell my employer beforehand or should i wait for the medical exam result? How true that other doctors offer a 2 year program for patients like me? I really want to work in the US so i cud help my family...Please help!!!thank you so much!
    Last edit by jahda_ph on Jan 12, '07
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  3. by   jh_nurse
    Quote from jahda_ph
    Hi. I'm a Nurse in the Phils. I knew i had Hep B almost 5 years ago during our screening in college. Even if i was positive, my mentors did'nt inhibit me from proceeding my degree. I consulted my doctor about it and gave me medication for a monh but that was just vitamins for my liver. He told me there's no cure and it will just go away if your body formed antibodies against it. Unfortunately, mine did'nt. I'm a healthy carrier, chronic type of hep B.
    It did'nt inhibit me from achieving a lot in my academics, i even graduated cum laude. I took both the IELTS and NCLEX already. Im in search for an employer right now. Recently, i went in to test if i still have it. Unluckily, i still do and my body has not formed anibody against it. I'm in search for a cure but to no avail. I'm planning to see my doctor again. What will i do? I'm afraid the Embassy will deny me of an Immigrant Visa if they found out im positive for HBsAg. I feel very healthy though. I've read the thread about thesame case as i have. But it still bothers me. I don't know of anyone who has thesame case and was granted a visa. Should i tell my employer beforehand or should i wait for the medical exam result? How true that other doctors offer a 2 year program for patients like me? I really want to work in the US so i cud help my family...Please help!!!thank you so much!
    what is your email? i know someone that might be of some assistance. i'll have them email you. just PM it to me.
  4. by   jahda_ph
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    Last edit by suzanne4 on Jan 17, '07
  5. by   josephel08
    i am in the same situation as you. I saw that you posted your problem last year. So how has it been? Are you working already abroad? I'm also afraid if i can work abroad even if i am hepatitis b carrier, though luckily i have already developed my antibodies.
  6. by   breech
    i will keep my fingers crossed for you!
  7. by   myma
    hi! im also like u who want to work in the US, can u give me advise based on your experienced in applying abroad with this condition? Pls share it to me! thanks
  8. by   ernurse009
    hi.... im also in the same situation im also a postive HBV. im so depressed with the outcome of the medical examination... one of my friend who work @ NKI told me that she had a patient who is an HBV positive, the doctor gave a medication to reduce the viral load bec. the patient will undergone kidney transplant... and she was amazes that the viral load reduce and totally gone. thats y she asked me to come and have a consulation to that doctor... the medication is quite expensive its 300++/tablet, plus the laboratory...
    huhuhu.... ^^
  9. by   myma
    Quote from ernurse009
    hi.... im also in the same situation im also a postive HBV. im so depressed with the outcome of the medical examination... one of my friend who work @ NKI told me that she had a patient who is an HBV positive, the doctor gave a medication to reduce the viral load bec. the patient will undergone kidney transplant... and she was amazes that the viral load reduce and totally gone. thats y she asked me to come and have a consulation to that doctor... the medication is quite expensive its 300++/tablet, plus the laboratory...
    huhuhu.... ^^

    Hi... can u share with me who and where I can find that doctor you mentioned? did u consulted to that doctor already?
  10. by   myma
    to nurses who are hep. b positve but got a job in US or ongoing in their application in U.S please share it to me!
  11. by   ernurse009
    Quote from myma
    Hi... can u share with me who and where I can find that doctor you mentioned? did u consulted to that doctor already?
    its dr. ernesto que a gastroenterologist from NKI... u need to call for an appointment because he is the head of the training and a very busy MD... before i got my consultation.. it takes months probably his on vacation or in a conference... thats y u need to ask for an appointment... tanx and gudluck
  12. by   dtox_16
    hi! Im a recent nursing board passer in the Philippines and now working as a volunteer nurse in our area. My problem is the same with you guys... When I started studying nursing I found out that I was a hepa B carrier and non-infective. I was asymptomatic the whole time and never felt ill. I was devastated so I seek for my doctor's opinion if I should stop and find another course for myself. His advice was to continue because he had some patients who had the same case. He said that I could still work abroad and that physicians like him could give certificate stating that they(hepa b non-infectious carriers) are capable to work and non-infectious. So I asked him if there is a cure for being a carrier... sadly he said none for now. He also mentioned that there was a study that 10% of the carriers could turn out negative after 20 years or more if they had acquired it during their 20's. So I continued my nursing and finished my bachelor's degree. Now I'm a registered RN and volunteering. Still in the back of my mind... I kept asking myself how I got it??? Before I took up nursing I already had a family of my own... Knowing that I have the disease frightened me because I gave birth 2 years before I had the test. I was so worried that my son could be a carrier too and that I have infected my husband... I had them tested and the results were negative. It was a huge relief for me. I had them vaccinated asap. Until now, I still doubt if I can really work in USA... I'm afraid to pursue my nursing abroad because of my case even though I feel healthy as a cow... I hope somebody can give me insights... thanks!!!
  13. by   jahda_ph
    hi there! It's been a while since i last visited this forum. My visa gto approved already for US, as expected, my medical got pending till now. I just sent my medical certificate to teh agency who will forward it to my employer in the US. I'm anxious about what they'll say and after everything i went through with the exams, experiences and embassy interview, that tehy will go into waste. I hope my employer will see me as more than just my hap B status, that i can be an asset in their company. Please pray guys, my doctor told me it will be okay but all i can do is pray and wait for my employer's decision'...thansk!
  14. by   +one
    Quote from jahda_ph
    hi there! It's been a while since i last visited this forum. My visa gto approved already for US, as expected, my medical got pending till now. I just sent my medical certificate to teh agency who will forward it to my employer in the US. I'm anxious about what they'll say and after everything i went through with the exams, experiences and embassy interview, that tehy will go into waste. I hope my employer will see me as more than just my hap B status, that i can be an asset in their company. Please pray guys, my doctor told me it will be okay but all i can do is pray and wait for my employer's decision'...thansk!
    i wish you well that someday you can work in the US to support your family,
    I also hope that the embassy will approve your visa regardless of your medical condition.
    I'll pray for you.

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