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how is hepatitis contracted

How are the three strains of hepatitis contracted of people?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Hepatitis A is transmitted by mouth. It has to be swallowed, so that it is usually transmitted by food, although oral anal sex is another way to get it. Hepatitis B is transmitted through sex and blood, but most commonly sex. Worldwide the most... Read more »

can i contract HIV or HEPATITIS from a used needle?

hi i am a lab technician working in hospital, this has happened twice to me, a month ago when i... Read more »

When working as a volunteer health care worker, is it possible I contracted the HIV virus?

Two summers ago I volunteered in a developing country. I work mostly in a clinic for men and women... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC Reviewing Whether Contract With Chiron Has Inhibited Research on Hepatitis C Treatments

CDC is reviewing a 14-year-old government agreement with Emeryville, Calif.-based biotechnology company Chiron that allows the company "so much control" over hepatitis C research that competitors say they have abandoned plans to enter the field,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CMS Officials Investigate Case Involving Four Transplant Recipients Who Contracted HIV, Hepatitis C From High-Risk Organ Donor

Health officials from CMS , which oversees organ procurement programs and hospitals in the U.S., are investigating the three hospitals involved in the case of four transplant recipients in the Chicago area who in January contracted HIV and hepatitis... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

AIDS Activism, Boehringer Ingelheim and the Broken Social Contract

Sheraton Golf Parco de'Medici, 6 April 2006, Rome [Note: This is a revised and expanded version of remarks I gave yesterday at the Boehringer Ingelheim symposium on HIV past and future. The two-day symposium is taking place at a business-style... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Treatment Not "Economical" Way to Fight Global HIV/AIDS; Prevention Would Save More Lives, Money, Opinion Piece Says

"It is humane to pay for AIDS drugs in Africa, but it isn't economical," and spending money on prevention would save more lives, economist Emily Oster writes in an opinion piece in the July 25 issue of Forbes . By comparing the number of years of... Read more »
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Hepatitis A:Causes,Symptoms,Prevention & Treatment

Posted by nov
This article
Aalso known as infectious hepatitis, is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus, HAV. This is comparatively a mild disease which does not progress to a chronic stage. Persons who have contracted the disease may have no symptoms... Read more »

Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
7 weeks ago I made the stupid mistake of having unprotected sex with this girl, a one-night stand. I was having [vaginal] intercourse with the girl for maybe 10 minutes at most, when I felt like I was about to ejaculate, so I pulled out (I wasn't... Read more »

Able to Contract?

Posted by Anonymous
This may sound silly but my Anxiety level is extremely high right now.

Okay, last night I found an old coin on the streets, being a coin collector, i had to have it. It was a jamaican 50 cent coin. I was extremely intrested becuase those has not been... Read more »

Did you contract HIV while using meth?

Posted by Anonymous
My name is Camilla and I am collecting the stories of men who became infected with HIV while using crystal meth for a health policy research project. If you would be open to sharing your story with me or answering a few of my questions -... Read more »