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Can You Get Hepatitis B From Sharing A Drink With Someone

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...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 the most common hepatitis virus. It can be transmitted from mother to infant, through sexual contact, or through contact with infected blood. Globally, about 10% of people with HIV also are infected with...
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Hepatitis B

I can see the list of questions is already one mile long, but here is anotherone: How aware people are of the risk of Hepatitis B compared to AIDS? Just recently I heard thatHepatitis B, a mortal disease, can be transmited 100 times easier than HIV....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...are multiple causes ofhepatitis, some infectious (like Hepatitis B), and some non-infectious (likethrough alcoholism).As for Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), it is true that it is 100 times moreinfectious than HIV. It is transmitted the exact same way... Read more »

sharing same utensils

I wonder if hepa b can be transmitted if you sometime use the same utensil like spoon, share foods and drink in the same glasses with your family members (ie childrens)
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...The usual advice is to avoid the sharing of utensils with a chronic hepatitis B carrier for the "theoretical" concerns. However, acquisition of HBV is usually accomplished through blood exposure, not saliva Read more »

Hepititus B

How is Hepititus B transmitted?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis B is mainly transmitted through sexual intercourse or through sharing of injection needles and equipment. Read more »

hepatitis b virus active

dear madam, when an individual has tested positive of hepatitis b, i want to clear my doubts reagarding the virus spread to other individual. IN CASE WE USE HIS TOILETS OR WHEN WE COME TO CONTACT WITH HIS URINE , my question is whether he has virus...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...You can acquire hepatitis B through unprotected sex and through injection drug use. We recommend that utensils not be shared back and forth (eg sharing the Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An Outbreak of Hepatitis B Virus Infection Among Methamphetamine Injectors: The Role of Sharing Injection Drug Equipment

...use has become increasingly prevalent in the United States," wrote the authors, who set out to identify risk factors for acute hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection among Natrona County, Wyo., residents who inject the drug. All participants were... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. It results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B can be either "acute" or "chronic." Acute Hepatitis B virus infection is a short-term... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Prevention and Pregnancy

...pregnancy Point of contact for this document What is hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is a serious disease of the liver caused by hepatitis B virus, or HBV. All people, no matter how old they are or where they live, may be at risk for hepatitis... Read more »
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Sharing shaving razors?

Posted by Carrie, 8 Replies
...My boyfriend (poz) and I (neg) were wondering if HIV can pass threw sharing the same shaving razors. The concern is obviously that if he nicks himself while shaving his face and gets blood on the razor, Read more »

Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
...sooo alone and stressed out over this entire episode, I am hoping someone else out there knows what i am going through and can share there experiences with me. at least tell me what to expect or offer some suggestions or words of encouragment? I... Read more »

News I want to share.....

Posted by rainbowhisperer, 6 Replies
...reason I am who i am. Jesus put me here to love and take care of children. I have devoted my whole life to children.Thank you in sharing in my happiness I just wanted to brag for a minute. With love always. Read more »