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When to Disclose Your HBV Infection
Revealing a hepatitis B infection to family members, friends, coworkers, and current or prospective sexual partners can cause lots of anxiety. Much is at stake, many people have misconceptions about hepatitis B and how it is transmitted, and they may shun you after hearing about your infection. While a safe and effective vaccine exists, many teens and adults have not yet been immunized.
How to Tell Children They Have Hepatitis B
Experts who have studied children with cancer and HIV/AIDS recommend parents tell their child about a hepatitis B infection as soon as she or he can understand the information, starting at age 8 or earlier if the child is asking detailed medical questions.
Getting Disability Benefits Under Social Security
Social Security offers several types of monthly benefits for a disabled person, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) as well as disability benefits for disabled widows, children, and adult children disabled since childhood. While each program has its own requirements for non-medical eligibility, they all use the same definition of total disability and the same method to determine if a person is “disabled enough” to be eligible for disability benefits.