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How is hepatitis spread?

If someone has extremely high levels of ALT in blood test and is a heavy drinker what are the chances that they have hepatitis? And the chances that they have spread it to their family?...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Hepatitis is a term that refers to an inflammation of the liver and has many possible causes (drugs or medications, alcohol, infections). It is impossible to comment on why someone may have elevated liver enzymes without a specific work-up. I would... Read more »

HIV from menstrual blood on gym equipment

Hi Dr. Bob. First off let me see that you're website is such a blessing, I am living in a small (very small, hick if you will, southern town -my husband's idea) but one of my HIV + friends turned me on to your website before I moved from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,They "closed the gym indefinitely because of the scandal." YIKES! No doubt HIV ignorance, stigma and hysteria are alive and well in Small Town, U.S.A. If any of the small-minded folks living in Small Town, U.S.A. had had even the most... Read more »

menstrual blood residue

Hello,Firstly thank you for providing such a fantastic resource.Sorry for asking what may be a very paranoid question, but here we go:I live with HIV+ women and am concerned about coming into contact with traces of menstrual blood left behind on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,What do I think? Well, even better, I can tell you what I know! HIV is not transmitted by casual contact. Period. Even if you were using door handles as a dildo, your HIV-acquisition risk would still be nonexistent. The only way you are going to... Read more »

Hepatitis spread

I find it odd that many Q/A's say that "absolutely no" to spreading Hep B/C through food, but you can through a toothbrush. Seeing as they both go into your mouth, whatever issues both parties have in their mouths are the root cause....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There are many epidemiologic studies that have evaluated the transmission of hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Through these studies we learn what is - and what is not - a risk factor for hepatitis B or hepatitis C transmission. Based on these studies,... Read more »
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menstrual blood

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can you get hiv from menstrual blood?

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Menstrual Blood

Posted by Moe, 2 Replies
Hi There,

Here is my story.

I was with a high risk worker women and during foreplay I started rubbing her clit with my hand (no fingering).

I later put my condom and licked my hand to wet her vagina. While attempting to penetrate her (penetration... Read more »

Prolonged menstrual period an HIV symptom?

Posted by anonymous34134, 1 Reply
So, I had an HIV scare in November 2007. I had unprotected oral sex with a guy (he went down on me, and I went down on him, but he didn't come). A few weeks after that I developed a bad cough and thought I might be HIV positive. I got tested 3... Read more »

Hepatitis and Seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
People have been posting that if you are coinfected with Hepatitis C, you will need longer to seroconvert for HIV.

Does anybody know anything about transmission about Hepatitis C? I know that B can be transmitted sexually, but most things I've seen... Read more »