Can You Get Hepatitis From Saliva

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Hepatitis C and saliva

I handled a retainer that came directly from someone's mouth who was Hepatitis C positive. I had a few small cuts on my hand. Should I be tested and what is the risk for transmission by saliva? I have read a few studies from reputable sources on the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Yes, HCV has been isolated from saliva, but there are no data to show that saliva has been proven to be a vehicle for HCV transmission.No I would not get tested for Read more »


Dr., I so appreciate your honesty and yet I feel you are a bit naive. Transmission is a lot more... Read more »

Hepatitis C and saliva

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HIV/AIDS Advocacy Groups Protest Ruling in Case Regarding HIV-Positive Man, Saliva

...Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Children's Medical Center Dallas , added that there is a higher risk of transmitting hepatitis B and C, and syphilis through saliva. Dallas County prosecutor Jenni Morse said that any risk level is... Read more »
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A question

Posted by Anonymous
...I know hiv isn't transmitted by saliva,but could i have got hepatitis b by french kissing or reciving oral sex,if no blood was there. Read more »

Que saben de HTLV-I y el Citomegalovirus (CMV)??

Posted by coco27, 1 Reply
...con prostitutas, ahora que ha pasado el tiempo pienso en que pude haber malogrado mi vida, uds saben: existen las ETS, VIH, Hepatitis B y C..etc...enfermedades que pude o pudimos haber contraido los que hemos practicado relaciones de riesgo, en... Read more »


Posted by extresado, 2 Replies
...estoy esperando mis resultados se que por sexo oral insertivo no puedo tener vih pero puedo estar tranquilo con respecto a la hepatitis c ? Read more »

Question about oral sex...

Posted by pozargie, 5 Replies
1st of all SORRY for this question... I feel rather embarrassed to ask.... I just wondering how risky can ORAL ANAL in others words for all of you to understand "a black kiss" Is it risky for the "giver" as well as for the "receiver"??... Read more »
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