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Hepatitis B - HPB review



I would appreciate any feedback on my upcoming claim for Hepatitis "B".

I have a clean enlistment physical, to include NO tattoos.

I was inoculated in boot-camp, using jet-guns, and yes, blood was flying everywhere.



While at my first duty station, I was given antibiotics of some sort, to fight the HPB.  (1980).

While at a duty station in Kansas City, I received a letter from the "Community Blood Bank of Greater Kansas City", stating that I should not give any more blood on blood drives, or otherwise, because I have the HPB antibodies.  I still have that letter. (1987)

On remaining in-service physical, it is noted in the checkboxes that I have or have had Hepatitus.  (1991 - 1992).

The VA notes contain references to the HPB and they are trying to "rule-out HPB" as the cause of other ailments, including CKD (kidney disease), fatty Liver disease and ED.

As soon as my claim (with BVA) is adjudicated, I plan to file for HPB, even if it gives a 0% rating, hoping that I could later file as secondary, for the other ailments, for which I'm hopeful will result in some level of rating.

Is my plan reasonable?

Should I wait until the VHA "determines" that HPB was the cause of the other ailments?  (and file them all at once).

Do I still need a DBQ?  An IMO?  Or is the documentation I already have sufficient?



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