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Contagious Hepatitis

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Hepatitis C

Hello,As I've read dried blood is contagious especially for Hepatitis C and can stay outside the body up to 4 days.My question is-is it really that contagious? I mean if you touch dried blood with your clothes and after that you touch the clothes...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Your question is not stupid. You are legitimately concerned because of some research experiments show that the virus can live for a certain amount of time in the environment. However, that does not mean that the virus is well transmitted this way... Read more »

Is Hep B contagious?

I have just met a guy who wants to date me. Problem is that he says 20 years ago he was tested and ... Read more »

Hepatitis Risk affecting HIV test results

Hey Doc,I recently tested HIV negative 19 weeks after a possible exposure. I did however catch... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...Exposure Symptoms Diagnosis / Treatment Prevention / Vaccination Overview What is hepatitis? Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Toxins, certain drugs, some diseases, heavy alcohol use, and bacterial... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...type of viral hepatitis in the past, it is still possible to get the other types. What is Hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is a contagious liver disease that ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness.... 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? Read more »
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Vaccinations and HIV

...lump that can last for a few weeks. Measles, Mumps and Rubella: These are three diseases caused by viruses. They are very contagious and can be spread by coughing or sneezing. Children are normally vaccinated against these diseases with an... Read more »
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ayuda , parece seguro que me contagie

Posted by marche, 4 Replies
...tambien tuve dolores fuertes de cabeza , y ahora despues de casi dos meses sigo igual , nose que creer ya que me hize pruebas de hepatitis , de fiebre reumatoide y nada , y mis plaquetas estan normales , mi fosfatasa alcalina esta super elevada... Read more »

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answer my question for me here is where i posted it http://www.thebody.com/cgi-bin/bbs/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=death&Number=17596&page=0&view=expanded&sb=5 If you do know the answers here my email hacktec@ecolovers.com Read more »

why is this?

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why is hiv much harder to transmit than other std's such as clymidia? Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...have some questions that are not well answered here or in another sites. What are the possibilities of being infected with Hepatitis B from a relation with a woman via vaginal without protection? Many sites claim that the Hep B virus is... Read more »