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Hi, I am positive with Hepatitis B, can I still be erolled in a nursing school and become a nurse?
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By the way, I am a healthy chronic Hep-B carrier.
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I'm very wary of the term "healthy carrier".  Many people take this to mean that they don't have active disease but in fact, if you have chronic Hep B then you have active disease even if at very low levels.  You must monitor you bloodwork at a minimum of twice a year to watch for any increase in activity.  Okay, now that that's done.

To the best of my knowledge there are doctors with Hep B.  Have you done a google search on this?
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Zellyf, really apprecitate your comments. I do understand a so-called "healthy carrier" is not perfectly healthy. I have my blood tested 3-4 times a year, and my doctor told me that I am even healthier than most "healthy people".
I have done a lot of research on google, but could not find any valuable info.
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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPRETUS FOR ENRTY IN 2008

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW;

Confirmation of a student's Hepatitis B Surface Antigen status is identified by the University Health Service’s screening programme, prior to registration in September. No student will be admitted without having this blood test. Identification of Hepatitis B in a potential student will not preclude registration to undergraduate Medicine or Nursing. However, carriers of Hepatitis B may be precluded from registration to Dentistry because of the nature of the clinical procedures undertaken during training.

I really don't know how things are done in the United States but, i remember reading a post here in the hep forum (I think the old hep b forum) a guy seeking hep b information. He stated his wife is a nurse and has had hep b for 35 years or so.
So there is a possibility you could go to the nursing school and become an RN.

Most answers to the same question in another hep b Q&A site states that students are  require to test for hep b but, you can sign a waiver and proceed to study.

You would want to visit this web site for some info.
www.nursing.gr/Protectedarticles/hepatitisb.pdf

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Thanks Jack,

I wasn't coming up with anything.  Good to have you here.
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