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Can You Get Hepatitis C From Food

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and
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Hep B... Am I at risk

I just found out my partner was diagnosed with HepB. I have been vacinated probably in the last 10 years for Hep A, B and possibly C. Am I still at risk for contracting it from him?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...to be certain that your antibodies are still at protective levels. If not, you should get a booster. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C.Hepatitis A is spread through contaminated food and water. Read more »

hepatitis

hepatitis ccan i get hepatitis c tru food ??
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Absolutely no.However, you can get hepatitis A from contaminated food or water. Read more »

hep c

i work at a fast food resturant with someone with hepitis c. i was wondering is it ileagal for him to work around with food? since he is the one who prepares food and does not wear gloves.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis C is not a contraindication to food preparation. However, as a general rule, all food handlers, regardless of infection status, Read more »

hepatitis c

I would like to know if this decease can be spread by casual contact such as food handlers in public places or be handling items from a person with hepatitis c.John in Fort Worth
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Dear John,No it can not. Hepatitis A can be spread by food handlers, but not hepatitis C or B. Hepatitis B and C are spread by blood and sex. You can still get vaccinated against hepatitis A and B so if you are worried Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Prisoner Unlocks Hepatitis C Epidemic

...he did not have HIV. But it took four years before Lassen, who was convicted of assault, was told he had tested positive for hepatitis C. The physician who revealed the diagnosis held out little hope for treatment and no explanation of why prison... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

New Hope for Hepatitis C, an Often Hidden Disease

... 2011 is shaping up to be a landmark year for hepatitis C treatment. The Food and Drug Administration this summer could decide on whether to approve two drugs that are the first to directly Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

... Welcome to This Month in HIV. I'm Terri Wilder . This month's topic is HIV and hepatitis C coinfection. Up to one third of people with HIV are estimated to also have hepatitis C, and living with both viruses is no picnic. Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »

HEPATITIS C SUFFERERS PLEASE READ

Posted by hepatitisC
...If you or anyone you know is a Hepatitis C sufferer please call 888-527-7779 x14 We are conducting a telephone study and if you qualify you will receive an incentive for Read more »