hiv and hep viruses
Apr 7, 2001
Is it true that hep viruses (A, B or C?) are more easily transmitted than the hiv virus?
Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres
Hepatitis A is trasmitted by the ingestion of food or water that carries the virus.Hepatitis B is equally trasmitted as HIV.Hepatitis C is very infectious and the inoculum(amount of .virus needed) is very small.If we consider that 15-20% of the HCV positive cases, that deny a percutaneous exposure ,but report sexual contact,with HCV positives ,the sexual trasmission may be 4 times more efficient than HIV in some groups.
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