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Hep A poistive pls help
Dec 28, 2001

Dear Dr, I tested for Hep A,B and C .I was tested + for Hepp A Igm and Igg .I am not sure how i must have contracted it . But the doctor says i have nothing to worry about and she herself has Hep A antibody . Hep B and C are -ve .I am scared .pls help me .Can i have sex with my wife .

Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres

Hepatitis A is contracted by ingesting orally food or water with the virus.It is always cleared,no chronic hep A ,and frequently asymptomatic.It is not trasmitted by sex or blood.IGG positive antibody means that the patient was infected,the virus was cleared and he cannot be reinfected by this virus.



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