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What can I do to protect myself?
May 26, 2000

My roommate recently turned yellow and was diagnosed with Hepatitis A or B. What is the best way to avoid getting it myself? thanks

Response from Dr. Dieterich

You need to know which one. Hep A is very contagious and needs to be quarantined in the bathroom because it is in stool. Hepatitis B is bloodborne and sexually transmitted so don't share needles or don't have sex with him! DTD



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