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Can You Spread Hepatitis By Eating After Someone With The Virus

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

What is Hepatitis? What is the difference between Hepatitis A, B, and C? What are the signs and symptoms of active Hepatitis infection? Is there a vaccine, treatment, or a cure for Hepatitis? Where can I get Hepatitis A and B vaccines? How can I avoid getting Hepatitis? How can I learn more about Hepatitis? What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means "inflammation of the liver". There are seven known types of...
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Hepatitis from eating utensils

Hi. Is it possible to get c if you share a spoon or a drinking glass with a person who might have hepatitis? I have read a lot about the topic, and i know that the most common answer to that question is no.Also if a person has got a vaccine against...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
Hepatitis C cannot be spread or caught by sharing eating utensils.If a person is vaccinated against hepatitis A and B on the correct schedule and has an appropriate response by developing the protective antibody, then no, she cannot catch these... Read more »

Can cured hep patients spread virus?

Hi. I know someone who was cured of hepatitus c. Their last test showed no detectable trace of the virus. Can they still spread the disease? If they can spread it, are they as infectious as someone who still has the disease? Hope my question...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
No such thing as a dumb question. If you don't know the answer a lot of people also don't know. If the HCV PCR is negative 6 months after stopping therapy then we prounounce the patient cured. If there is no virus then there can be no... Read more »

virus spread

Dear Sir/Madam Two days ago i went to a barber shop to shave the head of my two months old daughter ,for round about 15 minutes there was no person before my daughter ,the barber shaved the head of my baby girl, later on i realized that what...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I suspect there is no risk. Your baby has probably already received some doses of vaccine for hepatitis B. The risk of hepatitis C is extremely minimal. You can discuss with your pediatrician if hepatitis C antibody can be drawn just for your own... Read more »

hepatitis c virus

what causes hepatitis c virus? was it my partner's drinking? or his past sex history? I have been with him for 1 year, and he just got diagnosed. please help clear some air....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Hepatitis C was spread in the past through contaminated blood products; today the most common route is injection drug use. Sexual transmission is uncommon. You will want to discuss risk factors further with your partner.... Read more »
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Window for Hepatitis and Hiv and more

Posted by Anonymous
Yes, Window in sweden is up to six month but more likely 2 month. This virus can take some times to develop and you are using other tests than Antibodys. Hepatitis is a liver infection so you will have the virus there AND HIV virus is spread in the... Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
Hi, I'm new to this board and wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself.

My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver.

Over 5... Read more »

Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has also gone through this and i have no one to talk to, I feel sooo alone and stressed out over this entire episode, I am hoping... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If Hepatitis is a Virus and can be cured why not HIV ? Read more »