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Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

What is Hepatitis? What is the difference between Hepatitis A, B, and C? What are the signs and symptoms of active Hepatitis infection? Is there a vaccine, treatment, or a cure for Hepatitis? Where can I get Hepatitis A and B vaccines? How can I avoid getting Hepatitis? How can I learn more about Hepatitis? What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means "inflammation of the liver". There are seven known types of...
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Hepatitis C Sexually Transmitted Question

My girlfriend recently called me telling me she has Hepatitis C. Google's information basically say its not a STD, but should I be worried. She got caught up in some drugs, but I never did any of them. Is it possible I could get hep c...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Hepatitis C is mainly transmitted through shared injection drug use. HCV outbreaks have been reported among men who have sex with men usually in association with traumatic sex or other STDs. HCV can be uncommonly transmitted through sex among... Read more »

Can saliva transmit Hepatitis B/C

I was talking to a friend of mine who is Hepatitis B/c positive and he splashed as he talked particle of saliva on my mouth. What are odds that I am infected?...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Saliva does not transmit Hepatitis B or C. It sounds like you were not at risk.Hope this helpsErik... Read more »

Is Inactive Hepatitis B easily transmitted

I have hepatitis B but am not on any medication, does that mean it's dormant or inactive and since if it's inactive , is it transmissible through intercourse or oral sex or blood contact? Will my boyfriend get infected from me? We had...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You will need to ask your physician regarding the exact nature of your hepatitis B infection, whether it is transmissable; if so, your boyfriend needs to be immunized and you should use condoms until you have firm answers.Dr. McGovern... Read more »

Hepatitis c and hiv transmition through cuts on hands

Hi, I couldnt find an answer on the databse so I figured I would ask you. Is it likely that I cold have gotten hepatitis c from using the same pen as a person used. They had blood on there hands and I had cuts on my hands. My worker tells me its a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You can get tested but I would be quite confident that you will be negative.... Read more »
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Sexually transmitted diseases. TB. Hepatitis.

Posted by dsaklad, 1 Reply
When getting tested it's a good idea to get tested for
  a. sexually transmitted diseases,
      pharyngeal throat... Read more »

Formas en que se transmite el VIH

Posted by Janis, 1 Reply
Cmo Se Transmite el VIH?


Condiciones Para Que Pueda Transmitirse El VIH
Para que pueda haber transmisin del VIH tienen que darse tres condiciones. Este concepto es muy importante para comprender el riesgo.

El VIH Debe Estar Presente;
Parece evidente,... Read more »

Cmo Se Transmite el VIH?

Posted by Janis, 2 Replies
Cmo Se Transmite el VIH?


Condiciones Para Que Pueda Transmitirse El VIH
Para que pueda haber transmisin del VIH tienen que darse tres condiciones. Este concepto es muy importante para comprender el riesgo.

El VIH Debe Estar Presente;
Parece evidente,... Read more »

Cmo se transmite el VIH?

Posted by Janis, 1 Reply
Cmo Se Transmite el VIH?


Condiciones Para Que Pueda Transmitirse El VIH
Para que pueda haber transmisin del VIH tienen que darse tres condiciones. Este concepto es muy importante para comprender el riesgo.

El VIH Debe Estar Presente;
Parece evidente,... Read more »