|HBV Transmission HELP
Apr 4, 2007
Please answer! Help, can't take it anymore.
can HBV or HCV be transmitted by sharing drinks or by touching the penis of an affected person?
please let me know..
| Response from Dr. McGovern
Although these viruses have been identified in saliva, there are no known cases of transmission through sharing utensils. The latest guidelines for HBV for example specifically state that patients can share utensils and food.
You can acquire these viruses through blood to blood contact. Not the kind of exposure you are describing.
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