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Can You Get Hepatitis By Hugging Someone

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Another Brazilian worried. (Joseph a big hug)

Sorry for the loss of Dr Bob, I promised him I would donate every month, until a cure is found and fulfill my promise.I will make that question, trying to be clear, exams and symptoms.41 days after the accident - Elisa 3rd generation and Meia 3rd...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thank you for the kind words about Dr Bob. It is good to keep the memory of his good works alive. Yes, it is very clear that you do not have HIV infection based on all of the testing you have had. No further testing is needed.your symptoms are... Read more »

curious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)(CURE FOR HIV)

Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of... Read more »

HIV transmission and hugging

if you have a friend with aids and you hug them will you get it... Read more »
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FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

Overview What is hepatitis? What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How common is acute hepatitis C in the United States? How common is chronic hepatitis C in the... Read more »
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What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

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Hepatitis C Prevention

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Hepatitis C Transmission

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Hugs

Posted by Imaginethis, 1 Reply
I'm new to The Body and have been reading many of the posted messages. I wish I could give all my gay poz brothers a BIG HUG just to acknowledge your courage and share a little comfort. I've been so moved by your messages and the challenges many... Read more »

Periodo ventana de la hepatitis b y c

Posted by mariana, 1 Reply
hola quiero saber cuanto es el periodo ventana de la hepatitis b y de la hepatitis c con tecnicas de busqueda de anticuerpos no de adn, quiero saber cuandoes definitivo el examen de hepatitis b y c con la tecnica de anticuerpos. Read more »

periodo ventana en coinfeccion hepatitis c??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
por favor, ya no se que pensar. si alguien como yo a los 6 meses tiene una serologia negativa de vih y posituva de hepatitis c pero con arn hepatitis indetectable, no es segura la prueba del vih por uan posible coinfeccion? se alarga el periodo... Read more »