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Hepatitis Affecting Children

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Ask the Experts

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 »

Can my unborn child catch the Hepatitis B virus.

Hi my boyfriend was stabbed and he show the Hepatitis B in his blood soon after it happen. A week... Read more »

Hepatitis C and pregnancy

I have hepatitis C And my boyfriend is waiting for the results.But I am affraid what if one day we... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Egypt Launches Five-Year National Campaign Against HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C Among Children

...Egypt's Ministry of Health and Population to launch a five-year campaign against HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C virus (HCV) among children. Raising awareness about how HIV is transmitted remains a national priority, said Health Minister Hatem... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mother-to-Child Hepatitis C Transmission Twice As Likely Among Infant Girls As Boys, Study Says

...colleagues examined 1,787 pregnant women living with hepatitis C and their infants at 33 centers in Europe and recorded a mother-to-child transmission rate of 6.2%. The researchers also found that elective delivery by caesarean section did not... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...Hepatitis B in the United States have declined by approximately 82% since 1990. At that time, routine Hepatitis B vaccination of children was implemented and has dramatically decreased the rates of the disease in the United States, particularly... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...have been in 40 years. The Hepatitis A vaccine was introduced in 1995 and health professionals now routinely vaccinate all children, travelers to certain countries, and persons at risk for the disease. Many experts believe Hepatitis A... Read more »
Connect With Others

telling my kids

Posted by gigi5578nj, 3 Replies
...I have been positive since 2001 and now I am thinking about telling my children that I have HIV and I'm not sure how to go about it or if I should even do it I just want them to hear it from me and not anyone Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has daily care for 2 kids. i presume this is ok, but how often should the kids be tested? and what precautions can we easily make to avoid... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...no chance to escape. I have experienced myself --at a trial in Canada (I was ordered to as an expert of AZT), how healthy kids were taken away from their mother who had been HIV+ for 15 years and who was allowed to refuse anti-retroviral... Read more »

you must be kidding me

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 2 Replies
http://www.webspawner.com/users/hivtest/ this site claims they have documented cases of people taking up to 3 years to test positive by antibody test and is updated till 2006 feb Read more »