Medical Articles on the Internet by Dr. Jerri Jenista
Infectious Disease and the Internationally Adopted
Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases 1993, 6:576-584
Dr. Jenista discusses summerizes infectious disease risks for international
Hepatitis B and Adoption from Asia FAQ. A Martin,
Reviewed by Dr. Jeri Jenista
Indepth overview of hepatitis B for parents adopting from Asia.
Vaccinations of Asian Adoptees for Hepatitis
B, By Jerri Ann Jenista, MD
Vaccination guidance (An addendum to the FAQ).
Is There Life after Hepatitis B?
"Chronic hepatitis B is not a death sentence." Dr. Jerry Jenista
describes that "with careful follow-up, most chidlren with chronic
hepatitis B can look forward to a full and normal life."
Hepatitis B: No Guarantee. By Jerri Ann Jenista,
MD, Dana E. Johnson, MD, Laurie C. Miller, MD, Dennis L. Murray, MD
Four doctors who are knowledgable in the field of adoption provide
a warning about the accuracy and dangers of pre-adoption testing for Hepatitis
The Visa Medical Examination: The Facts
"The visa exam has only two purposes: to protect the public health
of the citizens of the US and to exclude mentally or morally defective
persons from the US who might become public charges."