Can Hepatitis Survive On Soap

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...days and possibly more. Do not put your syringe, plunger, or needle down on a dirty surface -- such as a tabletop that has (or may have had) blood on it -- as you could contaminate your syringe. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before using your fingers to find a vein, or even to pick up a piece of cotton. You should also clean the injection spot ( before not after ) and even wash your fingers with an alcohol swab if possible. ...
Ask the Experts

catchinf hepatitis in pathological chemistry lab from contaminated blood on a getry paper

Can I be infected with hepatitis by treating hepatatis contaminated getry paper with unprotected hands (without gloves) and then touching my hair or face with those hads? can any kind of infectious desease be transmitted by touching or spilling the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Transmission of hepatitis B occurs mainly through sex and injection drug use; transmission of hepatitis C is mainly through injection drug use. Transmission Read more »

Infectiousness of Hepatitis-B/HIV during acute infection

Dear DoctorI read somewhere that Hepatitis-B is extremely infectious (100 times more than HIV) mainly because the viral load is much higher.During acute HIV infection the viral load of HIV can be 1000 times higher (I believe) than later on. Does...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...involve blood. HIV would have to transmitted in the same way, blood to blood exchange. The likelihood of HIV surviving on a bar of soap is vanishingly small. DTD Read more »

Sanitary conditions in Vietnam relating to Hepatitis A, B and C

Hi,I've heard a lot of people coming back from Vietnam being sick and ill. The am most worried about AIDS and hepatitis mainly hepatitis C.In Vietnam, people in restaurants or people who sells food tend to use the same water to wash their dishes,...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...No not hepatitis C, but hepatitis A for sure. Before travelling overseas, everyone should be tested for hepatitis A and B and vaccinated if they Read more »

infection control of hiv or hepatitis

my wife recently underwent surgery and two polyps were removed . neither the scope for the rectum or the one which went down the throat were cleaned from the previous operation. is it possible she will or was infected? how long could an infection of...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...endoscopic center. However it is very rare for hepatitis to be transmitted from the scopes. The viruses are easily killed by soap and water! The endo center transmission may have been from re used vials of medication, not from the scopes! DTD Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...children, for travelers to certain countries, and for people at high risk for infection with the virus. Frequent handwashing with soap and warm water after using the bathroom, changing a diaper, or before preparing food can help prevent the... Read more »
The Well Project

Hepatitis A

...and breast-feeding women. Good personal hygiene and proper sanitation can also help prevent HAV. Always wash your hands with soap and water after using the bathroom, changing a diaper, and before preparing and eating food. Always thoroughly wash... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

... What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? HepatitisRead more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line Read more »