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Food Borne Hepatitis

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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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ER physician Born w hep B

Hi I have been dx with hep b. most likely I was born w it. My mother has chronic hep b as well. I was told I'm not infectious and my viral load considered undetectable. My concern is can I still practice emergency medicine? Do i have to...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

Brown University
People who have chronic hepatitis B virus infection may work as health care workers. There are a number of things to consider regarding the health of your patients and decreasing risk to them.Factors to discuss with your doctor include your... Read more »

Blood borne pathogens in a sporting environment...

Hi Doctor,I just wanted to ask if it possible for someone to get infected with a blood borne pathogen in a sport situation? I play a lot of outdoor sports and I've gotten people's blood on me during aggressive plays. Is it possible to...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is generally thought that the risk of acquiring blood borne hepatitis infections through sports is extremely low. You should be vaccinated against hepatitis B so this should not be an issue - as long as you have developed protective antibodies.... Read more »

how risky of sharing food with hepatitis b positive?

hello! how dangerous of sharing food with hepatitis B positive? because i have friend we eat together and we share food he was hep b positive.. i just worried if her food is contaminated with hes blood. because sometimes he shared he food to us how...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Unlike hepatitis A, hepatitis B is not spread through food or sharing of food or utensils. I would not share razors or toothbrushes that could be contaminated with blood.... Read more »

Hepatitis B and Food Handling

If a student has Hepatitis B, is it proper not to accept them in a tourism and hospitality program study? The reason for non acceptance is that food preparation subjects and food service subjects are included in the curriculum of the said program...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I don't see how a person with chronic HBV would be a risk.A person with acute hepatitis A should not work with food however. Perhaps this is the source of confusion.... Read more »
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borning tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
People, i have this unpleasant sensation of tingling and burning in the tip of my tongue, i heard that this could be HIV related. Is this true? Itested neg at 4 months and smoke a lot, do anyone of you smoke? Has anyone of you experienced... Read more »

Food for thought

Posted by Angel_Ronnie
Here is a few quotes that I found which is most helpful and motivational to me and I hope that it will be for you guys as well.

1. Nothing is as real as a dream, the world can change around you but your dream will not, responsibilities need not... Read more »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine.

We have been searching ALL OVER -- the internet, contacting the CDC, asking our physicians -- for a... Read more »

Hepatitis B and C

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Searching for some info here I became aware about the possibility of being infected with other things apart from HIV. I have some questions that are not well answered here or in another sites.

What are the possibilities of being infected with... Read more »