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how can you catch hepatitis?
Jun 30, 2010

how can you catch hepatitis?

Response from Dr. McGovern

Hepatitis A is transmitted through contaminated food or water.

Hepatitis B is mainly transmitted easily through sex and shared injection drug use.

Hepatitis C is mainly transmitted through injection drug use. Traumatic sex can also lead to HCV transmission, which has occurred in several well-described studies of men who have sex with men. Sexual transmission between monogamous couples occurs, but infrequently.

Shared injection drug use means not just sharing needles....You can also get hepatitis viruses through sharing cookers and cotton....



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