|Is Hepatitis and Herpes the same
Oct 22, 2003
Dr. My question is: Is Hepatitis and Herpes the same or from the same family?
And can a codeine overdose cause Hepatitis A,B or C
| Response from Dr. Dieterich
The answer is no! Herpes viruses are their own family and include genital herpes, the virus that causes cankasores and chicken pox. Hepatitis A B and C are all different from each other and belong to different virus families. The important thing to remember is that Hepatitis B and Herpes are both sexually transmitted diseases and that safe sex can prevent their spread. Also there are vaccines for hepatitis A and B which are very effective and you should get vaccinated, if you are not already immune. Stay safe! DTD
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