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Hepatitis B Contraction

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Ask the Experts

how do you contract

hepititus b
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis B is mainly contracted through unprotected sex with a partner who has chronic infection or through injection drug use. Read more »

HEPATITIS VACCINATION

My son's doctor advised him to get a hepatitis vaccination.Although exposed to drugs, he never used... Read more »

Hepatitis B from an ER?

Hello. Just wondering how likely it would be for someone who does not have Hepatitis B vaccine to... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Hepatitis B

...drugs(including prescription medications), poisons, and some viruses can all causehepatitis. Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus(HBV). Worldwide, 350,000,000 people are infected with HBV, and 10% of these arealso... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Syringe-Scare Tests Come Back Positive; HIV, Hepatitis Found in Patients, But Not Linked to Problem Procedure

... Health officials say there is no evidence that a small number of former patients who tested positive for hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV contracted the infections from syringes improperly reused by health workers at High Prairie Health Complex. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Patients Not Infected After Tests With Dirty Equipment -- Health Authority

...VIHA notified 463 patients in April that procedures conducted between June 2008 and January 2010 may have exposed them to HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Of those, 391 underwent testing and none were found to be infected, said Shannon... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China Warns of Tougher Punishment for Bad Blood

...be handed down against those found guilty of collecting or supplying blood that causes at least five people to contract HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C or syphilis, or causes severe anemia or organ malfunction. Blood suppliers whose operations do... Read more »
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Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...penis is mainly a "one-way valve", as she put it. My tests for chlamydia and gonnohrea came out clean; although I do carry Hepatitis B (passed down from my mother). I took my 6-week test last week, and am waiting for the results. Can I get... Read more »

Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
I am seriously concerned. Yesterday, I had a guy give me a blow job and then we masterbated each other. The thing that concerns me is that some of his cum ended on my penis when he finished. Although the cum landed in the middle on my penis, it... Read more »

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
I have a question. I noticed I had some blood looking spots on my sleeve, after I wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person and I did wipe my sore and... Read more »

My 7 yr anxiety of contracting HIV

Posted by XManifest, 1 Reply
...all the time...even though my skin is healed now. I even went for an aids test when i was 18 yrs. But always fear I might have contracted it since then in public through my bad skin. I dont feel an AIDS test will help me because this fear comes... Read more »