Exposure to Hepatitus
May 3, 2002
I drank someone else's diet coke last night by mistake. Afterwards, I learned that the person is being treated for hepatitus. This person is a male homosexual with many partners that I'm aware of. Should I be concerned regarding either the Hepatitus or possibly AIDS? This person is a friend of mine & I don't want to pry into his personal life unless it is warranted.
Response from Dr. Fried
The exposure that you describe will not transmit hepatitis or HIV from a chronic carrier.
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