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Hepatitis A B C Transmission

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...Sheet 504 ). Hepatitis is a very common disease. It can affect people even if their immune systems are healthy. Hepatitis can lead to serious scarring (cirrhosis) of the liver and liver failure, which can be fatal. Many cases of hepatitis aren't treated because people either don't feel sick at all, or think they have the flu. The most common symptoms are loss of appetite, fatigue, fever, body aches, nausea and vomiting, and stomach pain. Some...
Ask the Experts

hepatitis b

i had unprotected intercourse with a friend 14 years ago, but unsure of her hepatitis status. i never tested for this. wondering your opinion.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Sexual transmission of hepatitis viruses is much more common for hepatitis B than C. However, if you have any lingering concerns regarding the exposure, it is Read more »

Hepatitis B or C?

Can you catch hepetitis B or C if scratched by an electrolysis needle?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I wouldn't recommend testing for an exposure of this nature. For hepatitis B or C transmission, you need blood to blood exposure. Read more »

type of hepatitis

What type of hepatitis is transferable if an infected patient's blood + saliva get splashed into a dentist"s eyes?How about other diseases getting transferred thus? Thanks,
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...There are very rare cases of mucosal transmission of hepatitis B and C. Read more »

Hepatitis AB

What is Hepatitis AB?I was told it is the same thing as Hepatitis C. Surely there is some difference. What is it?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis B and hepatitis C are both viruses that can cause inflammation in the liver. The most common causes of hepatitis B are sexual Read more »
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The Body PRO

Update on Management of the HIV/Hepatitis B- or HIV/Hepatitis C-Coinfected Patient

... Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) constitutes two of the leading causes of chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis worldwide. 1-3 Because HIV, HBV and HCV share common transmission routes involving blood -- for... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Health Study Focuses on Hepatitis Spread

...call," said Dr. John Ward, director of CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis. "Thousands of patients are needlessly exposed to viral hepatitis and other preventable diseases in the very places where they should feel protected." Transmission of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line Read more »
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insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »

hepatitis B (duda solo por si hay algun medico)

Posted by Mairannnn, 2 Replies
...cual es el periodo de ventana de la hepatitis b? y ya que estamos de la c? en que lapso de tiempo es aconsejable hacer una serologia? saludos Read more »

Hepatitis B and C

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 »