Can You Get Hepatitis B From Touching Blood

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Ask the Experts

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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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »