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Apr 11, 2001

Is it possible for pets such as a dog, living with someone who has HIV or Hepatitis to contract or carry the virus?

Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres

No.Viral hepatitis viruses only affect humans.There may be other different viruses that may cause hepatitis in our pets.Research in viral hepatitis ,sometimes require the injection of viral particles in primates,that are similar but not identical to the human viruses.

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