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Can You Get Hepatitis B From Touching Blood

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hiv hipatitis b,c

can you get hepatitis b,c from environmental surfaces for example i bought a candy in a store and while i was eating the candy my inner lips, were the mucus membranes are touched the external part of the candy wrapper that could have been...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Absolutely no risk. HBV and HCV are spread by blood to blood exposure. Read more »

Hepatitis B or C from a Fly-No Info Out There!!!!

Dear Dr. McGovern-I recently squished a fly (not sure what type) in my house, and there was a... Read more »

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... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...Hepatitis is also the name of a family of viral infections that affect the liver ; the most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. What is the difference between Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C? ... 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 »
AIDSinfo

Entecavir in Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)/HIV Co-Infected Patients

... Previously, the guidelines recommended entecavir as an option for patients who required treatment for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) but not HIV infection. This recommendation was based on in vitro data showing no significant activity of entecavir... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

...others and you will be immune from getting it again. The immune system develops antibodies that can fight off future exposure. Hepatitis B (HBV) is caused by a virus that lives in body fluids that include blood, semen, vaginal fluid and breast... Read more »
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blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. 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 »

touching wet blood on floor

Posted by 613, 4 Replies
...These blood fears are sickening but here goes: About 6-7 months ago in capoeira class I was doing a hand stand and there was a spot of blood Read more »

My child touch blood of my HIV+ Husband

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...said "daddy is bleeding, daddy is bleeding") Although im in complete SHOCK is there a chance that my daughter got infected from touching the blood?? Please help me : ((((((( Read more »