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Getting Hepatitis From Sore In The Mouth

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AIDS InfoNet

Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

...longer. Epzicom provides two drugs in one pill. It can be more convenient to use Epzicom than some other combinations of drugs. This could mean fewer missed doses and better control of HIV. Although lamivudine can be used to treat hepatitis B, a lower dose is used than for HIV. People with HIV infection should use the higher (HIV) dose. Some people had a flare-up of hepatitis B after stopping lamivudine treatment. People with hepatitis B...
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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 this exposure. Read more »

niece has a aunt that has hepatitis c, she plays with my kids should i worry

I have a niece that stays all night with her aunt that has hepatits c. She is really careful. But I worry that my kids may get it. The other day I saw them sticking their tounges out and spit flying up in their faces. what if some salivia got in...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...There is no risk of Hepatitis C infection without blood to blood exposure. I would continue fostering the get togethers with the kids. Read more »

Am I at risk for contracting HCV?

Hello! Something strange recently happened to me, and it has me worried about blood-borne diseases. Last month I was at camp with other teenagers from all over the country, and we all had to wear nametags. One night I noticed some red stuff on my...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I think the chance of getting hepatitis virus infection this way would be extremely unlikely. Even mouth sores are not open bleeding wounds so I think it is a real stretch Read more »

hep b and HIV

hi there. I got hep b last month. I am recovered and so far it seems that everything is going to be fine. Im worried as I am sure I got it by sucking a guys penis and got infected by his semen or precum in my mouth. we had anal sex but the condom...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The research is inconclusive as to whether hepatitis B can be transmitted via oral sex. Transmission, if it does occur, is rare. Hepatitis B is transmitted sexually primarily through Read more »
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Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...Transmission / Exposure Symptoms Diagnosis / Treatment Prevention / Vaccination Overview What is hepatitis? Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Toxins, certain drugs, some diseases, heavy alcohol use,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor. It should only be used by itself in special situations. Some people with HIV had their hepatitis B get worse after they stopped taking lamivudine, which is part of Trizivir. Get tested for... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

...tablet called Trizivir). Lamivudine also comes in lower dose liquid and tablet forms (called Epivir-HBV) for the treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The lower dose form of lamivudine is for individuals who have HBV infection only.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...HIV. When you share needles, there is a very high probability that someone else's blood will be injected into your bloodstream. Hepatitis virus can also be transmitted by sharing needles. The next greatest risk for HIV infection is from... Read more »
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low risk contact but fever and rash??

Posted by bob111, 2 Replies
...ago, involved kissing and oral both receive and giving. i gave only for a short amount of time, not sure how much precum was in mouth and had a canker sore in mouth. i had two cold sores that were crusted over and scabbed over below my lower lip,... Read more »

hepatitis and swollen nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
does hep cause swollen lymph nodes? Read more »

stressed out with the incident

Posted by john1976, 1 Reply
...when i came back home i turned my lips and very little blood came out . i spoke to the women after wards she said that she had hepatitis c and it cannot be transmitted this way . she said that she is hiv negative she has two healty kids and... Read more »

please read

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...about that neg VL and neg antibody at the same time most likely means i am neg. BUt after a slew of symptoms form ulcer in my mouth to rash and chills to bruises to light stools to sore throat, the only thing i havent had is swollen lymph nodes... Read more »