Feb 24, 2002
My next door neighbor recently,confided in us .she told us that she has hepatitis A,B and C. Shouldn't she be quarantined. She came here from anouther state and she is not seeking treatment here.should we be worried, and what type of precautions should we take if so .also what is the best way to get her to seek treatment.
Response from Dr. Fried
Your neighbor does not represent any risk to you and you should be supportive of her willingness to confide in you. Hepatitis A never becomes a chronic infection, so once someone is over the acute infection, it completely resolves. Hepatitis B is transmitted sexually and through direct contact with infected blood. Hepatitis C is also transmitted by direct contact with infected blood. Thus, there is no risk of transmission from your neighbor. I agree, however, that if she has chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C, she should be evaluated and possibly treated, if appropriate for her.
Dr. Dieterich, please help...
anal sex and HepC
- Is Chest Cold An Ars Symptom?
- Stinging Pain During Seroconversion
- Chances Of Catching AIDS From Blowjob From A Prostitute
- Dry Mouth After Performing Oral Sex Worried I Have HIV
- Itchy Red Spots After Fingering Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Pain In Penis After Topping With Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.