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Can Hepatitis Be Transferred By Food Preparers

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Hepatitis A

My friend had sex with infected person with hepatitis A and they live together. Is it possible for him tobe infected also and may I ask you is it possible to transfer the disease through sexual intercourse and by kissing and using the same utensils...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis A can be transmitted through ingestion of contaminated food or water - particularly during foreign travel. However, it can also be transmitted through fecal-oral exposure during sex...This Read more »

Please, confused and worried.

Dear Dr,I've written in many times but none of my entries have been replied. I've checked ther... Read more »

Family members are IV Drug Users... is there a risk for me to be around them?

Hello I am a college student and live mostly on campus, except for when I go on breaks and stay... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...Association, personal communication, 2001). Percutaneous Exposures of Uncertain Risk Percutaneous exposures have the potential to transfer infectious blood and transmit bloodborne pathogens. Tattoos and other percutaneous exposures (e.g., bites... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...housekeeping staff) may sustain needle-stick injuries involving inappropriately discarded needles. Needle-stick injuries can transfer blood and blood-borne pathogens (e.g., hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV), but the risk of transmission is... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Hepatitis: Is Your Doctor in the Dark?

...transmitted through foods tainted with microscopic amounts of fecal matter, particularly during overseas travel. It is also transferred through contaminated blood and stool. Hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) are often passed through... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...acute diseases. They are spread by contact with fecal matter, either directly or from water that has sewage in it, or through food that was handled by someone with contaminated hands. Hep A and Hep E do not cause chronic illness. Hepatitis B is... Read more »
Connect With Others

insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

food prepared by HIV positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...I have a family member, with whom I do not live, that has recently tested HIV positive. My concern now is should I eat food that the infected person has helped prepare (canning of fresh vegetables)when I noticed that they have a sore on their... Read more »