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Hepatitis B From A Small Cut

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urine exposure to hbv

i have been reading in the BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNALabout urine exposure to hbv the discussion was about23 men with chronic liver disease who werepositive for hepatitis B antigen and they are saying that it is possible to be infected from there...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I did not have time to read the entire article since I need to answer many questions tonight, although it looks very interesting...However, I will say that although a virus is recovered in a particular fluid, does not mean that we know it is... Read more »

Hepatitis B/C

HiI recently helped a work colleague clean a cut on her hand and I may have touched her blood (I... Read more »

Hepatitis B vaginal fluids

Dear Doctor, I had a oral sex with a commercial sex worker. And I made oral sex to her with my... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis B for People Living With HIV

...not HBV hasbecome chronic. HBsAg (Hepatitis B Surface Antigen) HBsAgs are small protein particles on the surface of the hepatitis B virus. HBsAgs can bedetected and measured by a blood test. HBsAg testing is commonly used to screen for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...staff at the establishment what procedures they use to prevent the spread of HIV and other blood-borne infections, such as the hepatitis B virus. You also may call the local health department to find out what sterilization procedures are in place... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...Hepatitis A is usually not serious but it can be for someone with a weakened liver. This includes people who are infected with hepatitis B or C. Two hepatitis A vaccine shots can protect you for about 20 years. Hepatitis B can cause serious... Read more »
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blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

Scratching a cut and sex

Posted by grcboy30, 1 Reply
...I scratched a scab on my leg. I can't remember if I did or not. It didn't bleed profusely, it could have a bit because the cuts were small. What are the risks? Should I get a test? Read more »

For the experts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am a lesbian woman who enjoys oral sex, both giving and receiving. Can someone educate me as to the risks of hiv thru this kind of contact ? Read more »